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Success! Ayebare from Uganda raised $297 to fund intestinal obstruction surgery.

Ayebare
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  • $297 raised, $0 to go
$297
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ayebare's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Ayebare post-operation

July 8, 2020

Ayebare underwent intestinal obstruction surgery.

After the surgery, Ayebare looked weak and was crying. But he is not crying anymore and his abdomen is healing well. His mother cried tears of joy and sung a song of praise. His parents smiled because their son looked normal again. After a few days, Ayebare started eating and passing stool normally.

Ayebare’s father shared, “ We are very happy, mere words cannot explain. We thank God. Thanks to Watsi and Rushoroza hospital for their tireless efforts to restore our son’s health. God willing, we shall educate Ayebare to become a doctor in future and help others like he has been helped.”

After the surgery, Ayebare looked weak and was crying. But he is not crying anymore and his abdomen is healing well. His mother cried tears ...

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May 14, 2020

Ayebare is a two-year-old boy and the youngest in their family of 10. He developed stomach pains on Wednesday last week, but later they normalized. He then developed bloody stool after a few days and this has persisted up to now. His father took him to the nearby private clinic in Katuna and spent one night there. His father was advised to take his son to a bigger hospital by the doctor and that’s how he came to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital. After assessment and early treatment by the doctor, they now recommend that Ayebare have a curative laparotomy. Without this surgery, he may suffer gangrene of the bowel, Gastro-Intestinal Tract Perforation, peritonitis and severe sepsis, and at worst death.

Ayebare’s parents are small-scale farmers who grow beans, potatoes, sorghum and bananas for home consumption. Their firstborn got married recently and hasn’t stabilized in her new family. The third born is 20 years old and in secondary school class 4 and the 10th born is 4 years old and in preschool. All others in between them are in school as well except the 5th born who dropped out of school.

Ayebare’s parents own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter and are in the process of constructing a permanent house to safely and comfortably accommodate all their children. They seek financial assistance as they have a lot on their shoulders to take care of, including school fees.

Ayebare’s father says, “I pray for a successful surgery. Ayebare will go to school when the right time comes, God willing.”

Ayebare is a two-year-old boy and the youngest in their family of 10. He developed stomach pains on Wednesday last week, but later they norm...

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Ayebare's Timeline

  • May 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ayebare was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • May 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ayebare received treatment at Rushoroza Hospital. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • May 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ayebare's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 08, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ayebare's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ayebare's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Curative Laporotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $297 for Ayebare's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$25
Supplies
$46
Labs
$20
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The symptoms would vary depending on the condition being treated. Most curative laparotomies are done for tumors or infections. Patients will have pain, weight loss, fever, and abdominal fullness. A curative laparotomy could address a range of abdominal conditions, such as an ovarian tumor, stomach cancer, liver cancer, cholecystitis, abscess, and others.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

It depends on the nature of the condition, but most curative laparotomies at Watsi's Medical Partner AMH Care Centers are done for tumors or infections. Patients will have pain, weight loss, fever, and abdominal fullness.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Dependent on the exact condition. Stomach ulcers, ovarian tumors, and cancer are increasingly becoming common in Africa.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgery lasts around three hours with the patient being discharged home after 3 days. They are continuously monitored in the hospital wards.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The procedure is done with the intent of removing the pathology and curing the condition.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Medium surgical risk, overall, the risk of surgery is less than the risk of doing nothing. If the condition is cancer and caught early enough, it is treatable. If the condition is benign, such as cholecystitis, then the laparotomy is curative.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality hospitals with adequate resources and expertise to treat most of the conditions that could be diagnosed by a laparotomy.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For most abdominal tumors there is no alternative to removing them.

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