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Success! Thue from Burma raised $1,500 to fund gallbladder surgery.

Thue
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Thue's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2018.

Photo of Thue post-operation

May 23, 2018

Thue underwent gallbladder surgery.

After the stone was removed, Thue felt better, and she has not developed any new symptoms. She plans to return to work and care for her children.

Thue said, “God will bless you all, guide you and show your way in the future.”

After the stone was removed, Thue felt better, and she has not developed any new symptoms. She plans to return to work and care for her chil...

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April 12, 2018

Thue is a 40-year-old famer from Burma. Thue lives her husband, three sons, and one daughter. She and her husband work on their farm along with their eldest son. They also raise chicken and pigs, which they sometimes sell if the crops were not good.

Two months ago, Thue started experiencing abdominal pain, and she could not sleep and eat well. She lost consciousness several times because of the pain. She visited to the hospital, and the doctor diagnosed her with a gallstone.

Thue has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Thue’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), Thue is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on April 18. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Thue’s procedure and care.

Thue says, “After I recover, I want to look after my children again and take care of my household.”

Thue is a 40-year-old famer from Burma. Thue lives her husband, three sons, and one daughter. She and her husband work on their farm along w...

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Thue's Timeline

  • April 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 13, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thue's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 19, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thue 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.

  • May 17, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thue's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 23, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thue's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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