Dah Khu underwent cardiac surgery.
In the past Dah Khu used to feel tired, experienced heart palpitations, and had difficulty breathing. She would have frequent headaches, had no appetite, and would often vomit. Her toes, fingers, and lips would be purple, and she could not walk long distances without someone supporting her. Although she was eager to help her parents with household chores such as washing dishes and cooking, she felt too tired to help them.
We’re so happy to share that since her surgery, Dah Khu feels much better. She no longer has difficulty breathing, nor does she feel tired. She no longer experiences heart palpitations, and headaches, and her appetite has increased. She can now wash her own clothes and help out around the house.
“I feel a lot better,” she said. “I feel like I have become healthy or normal like other people. In the past, my parents always had to carry me to the hospital and they always had to spend time taking care of me. I feel embarrassed [about this]. I am really thankful to my parents who took care of me and love me. I would also like to thank all the donors and the organisations for helping me. May you who gave me a helping hand be blessed a lot! My husband was very happy when he learned that I was recovering. He wants to take care of me and stay close by my side, but he cannot travel because of Covid-19 and financial problems. He wants to say thank you for supporting my treatment.”
In the past Dah Khu used to feel tired, experienced heart palpitations, and had difficulty breathing. She would have frequent headaches, had...
Dah Khu is a young woman who lives with her husband, parents, three brothers, sister-in-law and her nephew in Mae La Refugee Camp (MLRC) in Thailand. Except for her husband, Dah Khu’s family is unemployed and depends on monthly rations distributed by international organizations. Dah Khu’s husband is a daily laborer who works when he receives permission to leave the camp. He earns 1,000 baht (approx. 33.3 USD) per month. This, combined with the rations they receive is not sufficient to cover all their household expenses and sometimes, they have to borrow rice from their neighbor.
When she was four years old, a doctor from Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) diagnosed Dah Khu with two types of congenital heart diseases called pulmonary atresia, where one of the valves in his heart did not form properly, and ventricular septal defect, where she has a hole in her heart. The doctor told her mother that an artery in Dah Khu’s heart is narrow and that she needed surgery.
Until now, Dah Khu has been unable to undergo surgery and frequently feels tired, experiences heart palpitations, has a headache and no appetite, and is unable to sleep. She also cannot walk long distances because if she does, she suffers from chest pains.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, can help. They need your help to fund this $1,500 surgery. This surgery will enable Dah Khu to have a better quality of life.
Dah Khu said, “If I become healthy, I want to help my parents and open a small shop to sell food.”
Dah Khu is a young woman who lives with her husband, parents, three brothers, sister-in-law and her nephew in Mae La Refugee Camp (MLRC) in ...