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Success! Htwe from Burma raised $414 to fund a CT scan and care.

Htwe
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Htwe's treatment was fully funded on September 5, 2020.

Photo of Htwe post-operation

March 18, 2020

Htwe underwent a CT scan and care.

Htwe went to Mae Sot Hospital for a CT scan of his head. However, instead of just receiving the CT scan, Htwe was admitted. He received a blood test, urine test, and a stool test before undergoing the CT scan. The CT result showed that Htwe has hydrocephalus, a condition where there is an abnormal build-up of fluid in the brain. His condition was not severe enough to require surgery to insert a permanent ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt as is sometimes needed. Instead the doctor drained the fluid through an external shunt on the day after his CT scan.

Since Htwe had the fluid drained, his condition has improved. Before he used to experience multiple seizures in a day, but now he only experiences one in a day. That too, the doctor told them would gradually improve and disappear over time. However should the fluid accumulate in his brain again, he will require a VP shunt placement at that point.

Htwe’s mother said, “Htwe still has seizure once a day but not frequently like before. The doctor explained that the seizures will stop in a few days.”

Htwe went to Mae Sot Hospital for a CT scan of his head. However, instead of just receiving the CT scan, Htwe was admitted. He received a bl...

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November 27, 2019

Htwe is a 6-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, two older sisters, and other extended family members.

When Htwe was born, he had low glucose level and was admitted at the hospital for 18 days. He was doing fine until a few weeks ago when he started to have infrequent seizures.

Doctors want Htwe to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Htwe’s CT scan and care.

Htwe’s mother said, “As a mother, I’m very sad for my son. I look at him with pity. I’m worried he won’t grow up to become a normal kid like others his age.”

Htwe is a 6-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, two older sisters, and other extended family members. When Htwe wa...

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Htwe's Timeline

  • November 27, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htwe was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 27, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htwe received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. 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.

  • November 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 18, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 5, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htwe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Htwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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