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Success! Soe from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund gallbladder surgery.

Soe
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Soe's treatment was fully funded on April 9, 2019.

Photo of Soe post-operation

March 8, 2019

Soe underwent gallbladder surgery.

She feels much better now. If she is fit enough to travel and work, she would like to go back to Burma to be reunited with her children and live with them happily.

She feels much better now. If she is fit enough to travel and work, she would like to go back to Burma to be reunited with her children and ...

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January 31, 2019

Soe is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and youngest son in Mae Sot, Tak Province.

Soe has a bile duct stone. Currently, she experiences from back pain as well as lower abdominal pain.

Soe has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Soe’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Soe is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on February 13. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Soe’s procedure and care.

Soe says, “I want to be healthy and stay happy with my family in my own house.”

Soe is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and youngest son in Mae Sot, Tak Province. Soe has a bile duct ston...

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Soe's Timeline

  • January 31, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 31, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Soe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 14, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Soe 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.

  • March 08, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Soe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 09, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Soe's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Cholecystectomy (Biliary Obstruction)
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $3,729 for Soe's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,229 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,430
Medical Staff
$966
Medication
$12
Supplies
$187
Labs
$84
Radiology
$879
Other
$171
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients experience abdominal pain, jaundice, fever, nausea, and bloating.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients are in a great deal of pain. They cannot work regularly or even sleep comfortably.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients cannot afford to go to the hospital. Many people rely on medications provided by dealers who are not authorized pharmacists.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Ultrasound testing is the first diagnostic test. When the diagnosis is confirmed, surgery is scheduled. The gallbladder is removed through an incision on the right side under the rib cage. The patient usually spends 4-5 days in the hospital.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

After the surgery, the patient will no longer be in pain, and his or her jaundice will reduce.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include bleeding, fever, pneumonia, heart complications, UTIs, blood clots, renal failure, bile duct injuries, retention of the bile duct stone, and death.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. Without surgery, the stones may grow larger. The patient will live in discomfort and may risk death.

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