Nwet (BB) is a five-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State.
Once he was born, the nurses noticed a protrusion on back of his skull, a neurological condition called encephalocele. He already had surgery but now his head is getting bigger.
Doctors want Nwet (BB) 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 $469 to cover the cost of Nwet (BB)’s CT scan and care, scheduled for May 21.
His mother says, “I started feel worry again when I see my baby’s head is getting bigger.”