Daw Ei has had cardiac surgery postponed.
We just received an update from our medical partner that we wanted to share with you. Although Daw Ei’s doctor originally scheduled her to have surgery on June 14th, 2020, when the doctor completed another echo, he found that her condition was stabilizing and they wanted to monitor her before having surgery. The doctor told her she could wait to have surgery and asked her to come back for a follow-up appointment in September. When she returned for her follow-up appointment, the doctor completed another echo to assess how her heart was doing. The doctor informed her that she does not need surgery right now because they feel her condition is stable enough. She was asked to return every six months for a follow-up appointment, or to come back earlier if she felt unwell. If her condition worsens and her health deteriorates, the doctor will schedule her for surgery at that point. We are all wishing Daw Ei well and hope she has a healthy road ahead.
We just received an update from our medical partner that we wanted to share with you. Although Daw Ei's doctor originally scheduled her to h...
Daw Ei is a 48-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, mother, two daughters, son, and daughter-in-law in Yangon. Her husband is a security guard, her mother is retired, and her daughter-in-law is a homemaker. Her eldest daughter works in a factory, her other daughter is a student, and her son works as a mason. Daw Ei used to work as a shop vender herself but had to stop three years ago due to her health problem.
Daw Ei was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Daw Ei suffers from chest pains, feels tired and cannot walk long distances. Sometimes, she has no appetite.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Daw Ei. The treatment is scheduled to take place on June 14th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably.
Daw Ei said, “I’m worried about my health problem. Also, I’ve spent all my money on [seeking] treatment and I had to borrow 300,000 kyat (approx. 300 USD) from my daughter’s friend. I want to be cured.”
Daw Ei is a 48-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, mother, two daughters, son, and daughter-in-law in Yangon. Her husband...