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Success! Naw Dah from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund kidney stone treatment.

Naw Dah
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Fully funded
Naw Dah's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2020.

Photo of Naw Dah post-operation

January 22, 2021

Naw Dah underwent kidney stone treatment.

Since her surgery of stone removals, Naw Dah’s condition improved significantly. All of her previous symptoms are gone, which makes her feel like she is finally becoming normal just like before she got sick.

She does not feel any pain in the area of her surgical wound as the surgery was minimally invasive and made a small wound only. Nah Dah is feeling she has a poorer appetite but despite this, she shared that she does not have any worries about her symptoms now. The doctor told her that her appetite will gradually return over time. She now sleeps better at night and she can also start doing household chores like cooking, cleaning, and looking after her kids. Now, Naw Dah is feeling healthier and stronger than ever before.

Naw Dah said, “I had been suffering from the pain and discomfort for many years and finally I am free from it. I would like to say thank you to all the staffs and donors who helped me throughout my treatment journey. Now, I can look after my children and hold my child longer without pain, which I could not do it before the surgery”.

Since her surgery of stone removals, Naw Dah’s condition improved significantly. All of her previous symptoms are gone, which makes her feel...

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September 16, 2020

Naw Dah lives with her four daughters and three sons in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. Five of her children attend school in the camp while Naw Dah looks after her two youngest children at home. Her husband, who lives most of the year at his worksite, is a gardener and farmer in a nearby Thai village. He earns 1,000 baht (approx. $33.50 USD) in a month. Every month, Naw Dah’s family receives 1,538 baht (approx. $51.30 USD) as part of their camp food support from an organisation called The Border Consortium. Despite receiving basic health care services and not having to pay for her children’s education, Naw Dah is struggling to make ends meet to feed her large family.

In 2016, Naw Dah started experiencing pain and difficulty passing urine. She frequently sought treatment at the camp’s hospital, run by Malteser International Thailand (MI). From time to time, Naw Dah would be admitted to receive treatment for a reoccurring urinary tract infection (UTI). On March 27th, 2020, Naw Dah gave birth to her youngest daughter. While still admitted, on April 1st, she came down with another UTI. She was in extreme pain and had a high fever. That same day, the camp doctor referred her to Mae Sariang Hospital for additional review and treatment. Naw Dah arrived at that hospital later that day and received x-rays and an ultrasound of her abdomen. When her results came in, they indicated that she has an oval shaped opaque stone in the area where her right ureter connects to her urinary bladder. The doctor then referred her to the bigger local hospital for further treatment. Knowing she could not afford to pay for treatment, she was referred to Watsi’s Medical Partner BCMF for financial assistance accessing treatment.

After she was seen by the doctor at Chiang Mai Hospital, she was given antibiotics to treat her infection. On August 8th, 2020, she was admitted at CMH. Two days later she underwent a procedure called percutaneous nephrostomy to drain the urine in her kidney through the insertion of a catheter into her right kidney. Before she was discharged on August 11th, 2020, she received another appointment to be readmitted on September 14th, 2020. During that admission, the doctor scheduled her to undergo a surgical procedure to remove the stone from her ureter and she needs support raising funds for this critical treatment.

In the future, Naw Dah would like to go back to work. “I want to work in the [camp’s] hospital because I used to be a nurse there in the past,” said Naw Dah.

Naw Dah lives with her four daughters and three sons in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. Five of her children attend school in the camp ...

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Naw Dah's Timeline

  • September 16, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Naw Dah was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw Dah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naw Dah received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • December 31, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naw Dah's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw Dah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Ureteroscopy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,455 for Naw Dah's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,955 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,730
Medical Staff
$513
Medication
$4
Supplies
$784
Travel
$223
Labs
$84
Radiology
$50
Other
$67

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Tean is a 33-year-old garment factory worker. She is married with a son and a daughter, and her husband is a security guard. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the factory where she was employed has been closed for over three months. It has been difficult to find other work, but she has enjoyed being able to spend more time with her children. She loves reading stories to them, as well as going for walks by herself and listening to music. Three years ago, Tean developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her severe irritation, occasional pain, and tearing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Tean learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for six hours with her sister seeking treatment. Tean needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $216 which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for May 14th. Tean shared, "I am happy I can get this surgery, and I hope that I will not have eye pain or irritation anymore. When my factory opens again I will be able to work easily and enjoy my time with my family."

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