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Myo from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund gallbladder surgery.

Myo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Myo's treatment was fully funded on September 24, 2018.
September 24, 2018

Myo did not receive treatment as expected.

Myo was scheduled for surgery, but after developing a fever and an infection, he received antibiotics and the doctor cancelled his scheduled surgery. He will return to the hospital again in October. At this time, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Myo was scheduled for surgery, but after developing a fever and an infection, he received antibiotics and the doctor cancelled his scheduled...

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September 12, 2018

Myo is a 46-year-old man from Thailand. He and his family are originally from Yangon Division, Burma. Myo and his family work on a farm, where they grow corn, beans, and rice.

An ultrasound test revealed a thickened wall in Myo Kyaw’s gallbladder, an enlarged liver and bile duct, and some stones in his common bile duct. Currently, Myo is experiencing sharp pain whenever he inhales, which makes it difficult to breathe.

Myo has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Myo’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), Myo is scheduled to undergo his cholecystectomy on September 12. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Myo’s procedure and care.

Myo is a 46-year-old man from Thailand. He and his family are originally from Yangon Division, Burma. Myo and his family work on a farm, whe...

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Myo's Timeline

  • September 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 12, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Myo was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 22, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 24, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Myo is no longer raising funds.

  • September 24, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Myo's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Cholecystectomy (Biliary Obstruction)
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $3,729 for Myo'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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