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Saitabau from Tanzania raised $1,238 a shunt replacement for hydrocephalus.

Saitabau
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  • $1,238 raised, $0 to go
$1,238
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saitabau's treatment was fully funded on May 26, 2020.

Photo of Saitabau post-operation

July 27, 2020

Saitabau underwent surgery to replace a shunt for his hydrocephalus.

Surgery went well and he has received antibiotics to reduce the risk of any infection. The surgeons believed that he would make a full recovery but there are now signs of an increase in intracranial pressure and he will need another surgery.

Saitabau’s mother shared, “I am grateful for this generous help to treat my son. At least now he is not crying as much and he does not vomit a lot. Thank you so much.”

Surgery went well and he has received antibiotics to reduce the risk of any infection. The surgeons believed that he would make a full recov...

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February 29, 2020

Saitabau is a 4-month-old baby from Tanzania. He is the only child to his parents who depend on livestock keeping for their living and their income is very little to get them by.

Saitabau has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Saitabau has been experiencing an increasing head circumference and irritability. Without treatment, Saitabau will experience severe physical and developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Saitabau that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 2nd and will drain the excess fluid from Saitabau’s brain and replace the previous insertion that is blocked. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Saitabau will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.

Saitabau’s mother says, “My son had gotten better but now he is sick again please help him get another surgery.”

Saitabau is a 4-month-old baby from Tanzania. He is the only child to his parents who depend on livestock keeping for their living and their...

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Saitabau's Timeline

  • February 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saitabau was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • March 02, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saitabau received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saitabau's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 26, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saitabau's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Saitabau. Read the update.

Treatment
Hydrocephalus - ETV Insertion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,238 for Saitabau's treatment
Hospital Fees
$991
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$35
Labs
$111
Other
$50

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