Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Success! Chit from Burma raised $1,500 to remove kidney stones.

Chit
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chit's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2019.

Photo of Chit post-operation

December 16, 2019

Chit received kidney stones treatment.

Today, Chit’s condition has improved completely after his laser treatments. He no longer has abdominal pain and he is able to pass urine easily. Chit was able to return to his village and resume working on the farm after he received his second round of laser treatment. He is now able to walk long distances without abdominal pain and he can now sleep comfortably as he is no longer in pain at night. He is happy to know he is recovering. In the future, Chit will continue to work on the farm while also foraging for vegetables in the forest. Chit is happy that he is now free from abdominal pain and that he is able to pass urine easily.

Chit said, “My wife and the rest of my family is happy to see me healthy again.”

Today, Chit’s condition has improved completely after his laser treatments. He no longer has abdominal pain and he is able to pass urine eas...

Read more
August 20, 2019

Chit is a 30-year-old man who lives with his wife, daughter, son and father-in-law in Noh Poe Village, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. Chit’s daughter and son go to school. Chit, together with his wife and father-in-law work as farmers on land they rent. Chit’s family does not have regular income, but they sell durian and betel nut that they grow in their garden.

Seven years ago, Chit started to experience pain in his lower left abdomen. He also had difficulty passing urine so he went to Myawaddy Hospital for help. He received an ultrasound and an x-ray before the doctor informed him that he has a urinary tract infection (UTI) and a kidney stone. He was treated for the UTI but he did not received treatment for the kidney stone. He was given a follow-up appointment for every month, to receive medication for the abdominal pain. He continued to return for his appointments until late-2018, but when he did not feel better he followed his neighbour’s suggestion and sought help at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand on 20 February 2019. When Chit arrived at MTC, he received an ultrasound as well as a urine and blood test. After the tests, the medic informed him that he has a kidney stone and he was prescribed some medication. On 29 February, MTC referred him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At MSH, he underwent an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) and was asked to return to MSH for his follow-up appointments and he returned several times. Eventually, he was told that the kidney stone had moved into his urethra and that he would need to undergo laser treatment to break up the stone.

Currently, Chit still experiences pain in his lower left abdomen and sometimes he has difficulty passing urine. He worries that his condition will get worse if he does not get treatment. Sometimes his urine has blood in it, especially when he drinks less water and he has difficulty passing urine. Sometimes, he feels like the pain of his abdominal is worse and he is not able to walk or work. He is unable to sleep, and he feels more comfortable when he lies down and rests. In his free time, Chit loves to forage for vegetables in the forest.

Chit is a 30-year-old man who lives with his wife, daughter, son and father-in-law in Noh Poe Village, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma...

Read more

Chit's Timeline

  • August 20, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chit was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • August 21, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chit received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • August 28, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chit's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chit's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chit's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,825 for Chit's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,325 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,275
Medical Staff
$1,174
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$43

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.