Kyaw Myat underwent an MRI for hydrocephalus treatment.
Kyaw Myat’s father shared, “I used to worry about my son’s condition but after his treatment, and especially when I heard the result of his MRI, I felt relieved because I was told that there was nothing to else to worry about.”
Kyaw Myat returned to Chiang Mai Hospital for his follow up and he was admitted at the hospital for an MRI. The doctor wanted to check his condition following surgery. He received his MRI and was discharged the following day. Before being discharged, the result of the MRI revealed a chiari 1 malformation with significant decreased size of hydrocephalus and size of tonsillar brain herniation. He had no change of syringohydromyelia involving his entire spinal cord. The doctor explained the results to Kyaw Myat’s father through our partner BCMF’s staff, who translated that that Kyaw Myat’s condition was stable and there was nothing else for the family to worry about at the moment. The doctor asked them to return in three months to continue to closely monitor his conditions.
Kyaw Myat’s father shared, “I used to worry about my son’s condition but after his treatment, and especially when I heard the result of his...
Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Sagaing Division. Kyaw Myat’s father is a subsistence farmer and sometimes he also works as a day laborer on other villagers’ farms. His mother is a homemaker and takes care of Kyaw Myat’s brother at home.
When he was two, Kyaw Myat started to walk. But the following year, his limbs became weak and he could no longer walk properly. Kyaw Myat’s head had also gradually increased in size and he could not control his urine. He was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and Arnold-Chiari syndrome and received treatment for it in 2019. He now needs to undergo further monitoring and a check-up to make sure he is progressing well in his treatment.
Doctors want Kyaw Myat to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors monitor his condition and adjust his treatment plan.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $968 to cover the cost of Kyaw Myat’s MRI and care, scheduled for January 28th.
“If everything is ok with my son, I won’t need to worry as much about his future,” said Kyaw Myat’s father. “I will feel relieved.”
Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Sagaing Division. Kyaw Myat’s father is a subsistence ...