“Baby Juvan Meyer was born at 30 weeks and 5 days, on the 14th of July 2023. He was 1.66kg and 40.5cm, and he had an enlarged abdomen.
When they started to examine him with X-rays, CT scans and blood work, they found a meconium cyst and he could not pass stool. They also found symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis.
On the 4th of August 2023 he had his first surgery, where they removed the cyst and they discovered that the small bowel had atresia. They had to cut off a piece and attache two colostomy bags, one at the small bowel and one at the colon.
He still can’t pass stool, so they did some more scans and it seems as if the colon also has atresia. They will have to remove that piece as well.
The doctor already told us what to expect. If they are right about the colon, Juvan will have to live with a colostomy bag for a few years, before they can do reconstructive surgery.
His cystic fibrosis (CF) tests also came back positive and he has two rare types of CF.
He is in Bloemfontein Mediclinic and we are from Olifantshoek. It is 420km from where he is. Our expenses to be with him are a lot and we can only go to him every second weekend. We also received a few medical bills already, which the medical aid did not pay. We need all the prayers and help we can get. Please pray for our baby.”
Please open your heart and support our fundraiser for Juvan by purchasing his “Breath is Life” bracelets. All proceeds are donated towards his ongoing medical care and expenses where needed – together we CAN make a difference in this precious boy`s life!
Alternatively, please consider a donation, any and all donations welcome. REF: Juvan Meyer.
Fundraising for Juvan Meyer
Breath is Life Bracelets
The “Breath is Life Bracelets” consist of wooden beads with silver and diamante fillers.
1. White and grey with cross charm.
2. Blue, white and grey with angel charm.
3. Blue and grey with feet charm.