Muhammad Bin Saqib Saqib Mushtaq's Story
Muhammad Bin Saqib, a one-year-old from Lahore, had been facing numerous health challenges, including shortness of breath, cyanosis, and recurring chest pain. His parents recently discovered his condition and promptly sought medical help at a local hospital. After a thorough evaluation and diagnostic tests, the doctor delivered a diagnosis that encompassed multiple heart conditions: pulmonary atresia (PA), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and ventricular septal defect (VSD). To give Muhammad Bin Saqib a chance at a healthy life, the cardiac surgeon recommended open-heart surgery for a Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt procedure.
With hope in their hearts, Muhammad Bin Saqib’s parents admitted him to Ittefaq Hospital, Lahore. The operation, involving median sternotomy, PA plasty, and the BT Shunt, was skillfully performed by Dr. Asim on 16-08-2023. Following a six-day stay in the hospital, Muhammad Bin Saqib was discharged, ready to embark on the path towards recovery.
The successful surgery was made possible by the expertise of Dr. Asim and the dedicated medical staff at the hospital. Muhammad Bin Saqib’s journey to restored health was a product of their skillful efforts and compassionate care.
The support of the Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation and other compassionate donors played a crucial role in ensuring that Muhammad Bin Saqib received the life-saving surgery he needed. Their generosity created a ripple effect, touching the lives of Muhammad Bin Saqib’s parents and offering them a glimmer of hope for their son’s future.
With his operation behind him, Muhammad Bin Saqib can now look forward to a brighter tomorrow. The burden of his heart condition has been alleviated, allowing him to breathe freely and experience a childhood filled with joy and exploration. The surgery has opened doors to endless possibilities, enabling Muhammad Bin Saqib to embrace a healthy and fulfilling life.