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Success! Parbati from Nepal raised $195 to fund fracture repair.

Parbati
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Parbati's treatment was fully funded on November 7, 2017.

Photo of Parbati post-operation

March 31, 2017

Parbati underwent fracture repair.

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while she recovers from the operation. Medication will help her control post-surgery pain.

Parbati’s mother says, “I am very thankful to this hospital and the donors for supporting me financially.”

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while she recovers from the operation. M...

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March 21, 2017

Meet Parbati, a four-year-old girl from Nepal. She lives with her parents and siblings. Parbati’s parents are teachers at a private school but also work hard as farmers to supplement their income and support their family.

Parbati has been diagnosed with a closed hand fracture. Her hand is swollen, and because she is in pain, she is having trouble sleeping at night. Parbati also needs assistance with basic daily tasks, such as bathing and putting on clothes.

Parbati traveled with her mother for two days to reach Bayalpata Hospital, a care center affiliated with our medical partner, Possible. Possible has arranged for Parbati to undergo surgery on March 22 to repair her hand fracture. Now, her family needs $195 to fund this procedure.

Meet Parbati, a four-year-old girl from Nepal. She lives with her parents and siblings. Parbati's parents are teachers at a private school b...

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Parbati's Timeline

  • March 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Parbati was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • March 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Parbati received treatment at Bayalpata 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.

  • March 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Parbati's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 31, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Parbati's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 07, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Parbati's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Parbati's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$10
Medication
$5
Supplies
$42
Travel
$14
Labs
$20
Other
$54
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Symptoms include pain, swelling, disfigurement, and loss of limb function.

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

Children cannot write, bathe, play, or attend school. Mothers cannot work in the field or look after their children and homes. Fathers cannot work.

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

Our medical partner, Possible, manages healthcare in Achham, a district in Nepal characterized by rugged hills. People often fracture their hands and legs while walking through the steep slopes. In addition, many people make a living by farming or cattle rearing. They may be injured while cutting fodder for their animals or picking fruits from the trees. When parents are working and young children are left on their own, those children may hurt themselves. Finally, visibility is low at night, so people may fall and sustain fractures.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

After an injury, a patient generally takes two to eight hours to travel to Bayalpata Hospital. The patient is seen first at the emergency department. From there, the patient is sent to the procedure room, where doctors perform a fracture reduction if necessary and apply a Plaster of Paris cast. The patient is observed for four hours and discharged.

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

The patient is relieved of pain. In the short term, the patient will experience limited mobility due to the cast. This treatment eliminates the patient's risk of complications from the fracture.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

There is always a risk that the bones do not align properly.

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

Before they reach the hospital, patients often do not receive proper care or first aid. Patients who have to travel longer distances will visit a government health facility before the journey to receive first aid, splints, or slings.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are not many alternatives to this treatment.

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