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Success! Gyi from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan on his abdomen.

Gyi
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Gyi's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2021.

Photo of Gyi post-operation

March 26, 2021

Gyi underwent a CT scan on his abdomen and received treatment.

Gyi received a computed tomography (CT) scan of his abdomen which helped determined that Gyi had a wound in his large intestine. Gyi received fluids through an intravenous (IV) line and oral medication. He also received antibiotics through an injection every day.

Before receiving treatment, Gyi’s abdomen was distended, and he experienced pain in his stomach. He would feel nauseous when he would lie down, and he would vomit often. He had a tube through his nose to drain fluids from his stomach, and he was unable to eat. If he tried to eat even a little, his stomach would hurt, and he felt like his abdomen would become more enlarged. He also felt very tired and weak. Since he finished receiving injections however, Gyi feels a lot better. His abdomen is no longer distended, he does not feel nauseous and he no longer experiences pain in his stomach. He feels like he has more energy, though he is still recovering. Although he can now eat without experience pain in his stomach, he is only allowed to eat soft food and he is only able to eat small portions. Once he feels better Gyi will go back to work as an agricultural day laborer.

“I want to say many things, but I don’t know how to express what I want to say,” said Gyi. “I feel very lucky for this opportunity that you have given me to receive treatment. Without help from the donors I would have died.”

Gyi received a computed tomography (CT) scan of his abdomen which helped determined that Gyi had a wound in his large intestine. Gyi receive...

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January 19, 2021

Gyi is an agricultural day labourer from Thailand. He lives with his wife, who also works as a day labourer. However, both Gyi and his wife struggle to find work and often have to borrow money to make ends meet.

On January 12, 2021, Gyi started to experience difficulty urinating. His abdomen became distended, and he felt uncomfortable as if he had severe gas. For the next two days, Gyi was able to pass urine without difficulty, but he started developing pain on the right side of his abdomen. Four days later, he was unable to pass neither urine nor stool. Gyi and his wife went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where a medic assessed him and thought he might be suffering from partial obstruction of his bowel.

Doctors want Gyi 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 Gyi’s CT scan and care, scheduled for January 20th.

In the future, Gyi shared, “I want to continue working in the fields. Also, I would like to move back to Burma one day.”

Gyi is an agricultural day labourer from Thailand. He lives with his wife, who also works as a day labourer. However, both Gyi and his wife ...

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Gyi's Timeline

  • January 19, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gyi was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • January 20, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gyi 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.

  • January 21, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gyi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gyi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gyi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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