Baby Marc Enfirmo

Baby Marc Enfirmo was born full term via Cesarean Section since the doctors already knew that he had congenital hydrocephalus. But despite the insertion of a shunt to relieve his brain from the build-up of fluids, he was not recovering as well as expected. He cried a lot, had some trouble feeding, and his tiny body seemed to lose muscle tone so he had poor head control, became floppy, and struggled to breath.

The various tests conducted confirmed what Marc’s doctors had been suspecting: he had Arnold Chiari malformation. In the back underside of Marc’s brain, tissue from the pair of clam-shell-shaped structures called the cerebellar tonsils were squeezing against the edge of his skull’s opening and down into the spinal canal.

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Support is extended to indigent patients, young and elderly alike, of the Philippine General Hospital who are suffering from conditions of the nervous system such as stroke, epilepsy, meningitis, encephalitis, hydrocephalus, congenital malformations, brain tumors, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, among others, that can be treated more adequately with sufficient resources. We cater to their needs such as medicines, surgical devices and needs, laboratory tests, procedures, brain imaging studies and medical equipment.

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