Ko is a 19-year-old from Burma. He has seven siblings who are all studying in different schools in Burma. As for Ko, he was able to attend school only up to third grade because he needed to help his father in their farm.
In March 2019, Ko started to have pain in his left lower abdomen as well as in his back. The pain sometimes is bearable but it becomes severe, especially when he lifted heavy things. He also passed cloudy urine and he frequently needed to urinate. He went to a clinic in his village and he received oral medication, which only helped him for a short period of time. When his symptoms returned, the medic at the clinic advised him to go into town for further investigation. Ko then visited a private clinic where he had an x-ray. The result revealed a stone in his ureter. Although the doctor advised him to go to Yangon for further treatment, Ko did not go to Yangon because he did not have money. Currently, Ko has pain in left side his lower abdomen and back. It is difficult for him to urinate and he experiences burning urination. Fortunately, he was connected with Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) to receive further treatment at Mae Sot Hospital.
Ko said, “When I am fully recovered, I can help my father again to bring in income for our family.”
Ko is a 19-year-old from Burma. He has seven siblings who are all studying in different schools in Burma. As for Ko, he was able to attend s...
Ko underwent kidney stone treatment.
Ko feels a lot better after his kidney stone laser treatment. He has no more back pain and his lower abdomen pain has also gone away. He can pass urine easily without pain, but he said that sometimes when he walks longer distances, he notices some pain in his abdomen. He is not so sure whether he still has any more stones, but he said that his condition definitely improved compared to before. He used to have lower back and abdomen pain so often that he could not walk or work.
Now, he is able to help his mother with household chores and he believes that he will be able to help his father on the farm within the next three months or so. In the future, he plans to help his father on the farm around June because in their village the farming starts at that time. His family is happy for Ko and does not worry for him anymore since he is no longer in any pain.
Ko smiled and said, “I am very happy that I do not experience the kind of pain that I did before. I am comfortable, which makes me very happy.”
Ko feels a lot better after his kidney stone laser treatment. He has no more back pain and his lower abdomen pain has also gone away. He can...