Rachana is an eleven-year-old boy from Cambodia with two brothers and two sisters. His mother is a farmer, and his father is a construction worker. His favorite subjects in school are Khmer and English.
Since he was three, Rachana has had frequent throat infections. He breathes loudly at night and his parents shared that he feels poorly most of the time. They have tried many medications, but so far they have not helped Rachana to feel better. He has difficulty swallowing, and he is often in pain.
Doctors at our Medical Partner Children’s Surgical Center (CSC) have diagnosed him with tonsillar hypertrophy, and plan to do a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, which will remove the tonsils and adenoids to prevent future infections.
Rachana’s parents are excited for his surgery so that he will be better and it will be easier for him to swallow and breathe.