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Success! Loserian from Tanzania raised $609 to fund surgery to help him breathe.

Loserian
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$609
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$0
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Fully funded
Loserian's treatment was fully funded on September 23, 2019.

Photo of Loserian post-operation

March 3, 2020

Loserian underwent surgery to help him breathe.

Loserian had successful surgery that has helped remove the overgrown adenoids that were making his breathing through the noses difficult making him breathe using his mouth most of the time. His condition affected his general health and kept him from going through with additional treatment he needs for his ARM condition. Through this surgery, Loserian is able to breathe freely using his nose.

Following this treatment, Loserian also was able to undergo a successful colostomy closure and a successful PSARP.

Loserian’s mother says, “We will forever be thankful for what you have done to help treat our son. He is now healed. God bless you all.”

Loserian had successful surgery that has helped remove the overgrown adenoids that were making his breathing through the noses difficult mak...

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July 3, 2019

Loserian is a baby from Tanzania. For a few months, Loserian has been experiencing difficulty breathing. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Loserian’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Loserian, which is scheduled to take place on July 4. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Loserian of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Loserian’s mother says, “Please help my son if it’s possible.”

Loserian is a baby from Tanzania. For a few months, Loserian has been experiencing difficulty breathing. He was recently diagnosed with enla...

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Loserian's Timeline

  • July 3, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Loserian was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • July 06, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Loserian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 23, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Loserian's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Loserian received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • March 03, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Loserian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Loserian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$571
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$24
Supplies
$0
Labs
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Infected adenoids may become enlarged or chronically infected. This condition can subsequently lead to obstructed breathing, snoring or sleep apnea, frequent sinus or ear infections, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and habitual mouth breathing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients will often experience frequent infections and obstructed breathing.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

An adenoidectomy is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide, and it is not specific to our medical partner's region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients are generally in the hospital for about five days after surgery. They are discharged if there are no signs of swelling or infection.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

After surgery, most children have fewer and milder throat infections and fewer ear infections. They also breathe more easily through the nose.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

An adenoidectomy is an operation with a long history of excellent results. It is usually performed with a tonsillectomy. In other words, both the adenoids and the tonsils are removed together.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality hospitals in our medical partner's region with the expertise and resources to perform this procedure.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Infection of the adenoids can be treated with antibiotics. An adenoidectomy is required if the patient has frequent infections or ongoing breathing problems, and antibiotics do not help.

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