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Khaing from Thailand raised $414 to fund a kidney scan.

Khaing
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Khaing's treatment was fully funded on December 18, 2020.

Photo of Khaing post-operation

December 18, 2020

Khaing underwent a kidney scan.

Our medical partner shared with us that Khaing underwent a CT scan of her abdomen at Mae Sot Hospital and has visited for a follow up appointment to review the results with her doctor. Khaing and her husband came together to the follow up and the scan provided much more clarity for the medical team and their family to plan for the future. Unfortunately the results showed that Khaing has an advanced ovarian tumor and indications that her condition is at the stage of spreading to other areas in her abdomen. Khaing and her husband will be coming back to the hospital soon to plan for any further treatment that may be possible to help her condition. The medical team has also provided medicine that helps Khaing to manage any pain she has. They expressed how grateful they are for support and we will keep their family in our thoughts for a healthier road ahead.

Our medical partner shared with us that Khaing underwent a CT scan of her abdomen at Mae Sot Hospital and has visited for a follow up appoin...

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September 14, 2020

Khaing is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. Her husband is a day laborer while she is a homemaker who looks after their two-year-old daughter at home. Khaing’s husband earns 5,000 baht (approx. 166 USD) per month as there is less work, they shared, since the outbreak of COVID-19. In her free time, Khaing likes to make Burmese fish noodle soup called moh hin khar.

In the middle of June 2020, Khaing started to vomit each time after eating. She also experienced chest pain and discomfort in her stomach after eating and drinking. A few days after she first felt unwell, she went to a private clinic near her home. She received pain medication and one injection, and she was told she was suffering from an inflammation in her stomach. Khaing felt better after taking the medicine but by the end of July, Khaing actually felt worse. She started to experienced back and lower abdominal pain and constipation. Her abdomen also increased in size and she started to lose weight.

Khaing’s neighbor told her she was pregnant and Khaing believed her. Around 15 days after her new symptoms began, Khaing purchased a pregnancy test from a shop which showed she was not pregnant. Khaing thought someone might have cursed her so she then went to a fortune teller to ask for help. When the fortune teller told her she was not cursed, Khaing started to believe that she might be really be ill. She went to Mae Tao Clinic on August 20th, 2020. At the clinic, she received diagnostic tests which showed that both of her kidneys are swollen, a condition called hydronehrosis. She was then taken to Mae Sot Hospital on August 25th for further investigation and is now scheduled to return for treatment.

While waiting for her appointment, Khaing’s condition worsened. Her stomach is still increasing in size, she can no longer eat or sleep properly and she feels very uncomfortable. The pain in her lower abdomen had also worsened. When she called and talked to the medic, she was told to come back to the hospital sooner. At the hospital she received a blood test, and she was told she would need a CT scan so that the doctor could properly diagnose and treat her. Unable to pay for the CT scan, the MTC medic later referred Khaing to Watsi’s Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund.

Currently, Khaing cannot walk because she feels like her stomach is very heavy. She feels uncomfortable when she lays down and she cannot sleep well. She is still experiencing lower abdominal and back pain. Whenever she eats or drinks, she vomits. She also noticed that since the end of July she has to urinate frequently, but she is only able to pass a small amount each time.

Doctors want Khaing to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Khaing’s CT scan and care, now scheduled for September 14th.

Khaing said, “I feel stressed and angry. I also don’t want to talk to other people and I’m growing inpatient with my daughter. Also I’m feeling worried that I will die early [at a young age]. I don’t want to die because my daughter is still very young.”

Khaing is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. Her husband is a day laborer while she is a homemaker who looks after their two-year-old daught...

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Khaing's Timeline

  • September 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khaing was submitted by Than Than Oo at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • September 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khaing 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.

  • September 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khaing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 18, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khaing's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 18, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Khaing. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Khaing's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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