Keep our Children's Hospital Open

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Keep our Children's Hospital Open

We would like to appreciate all our beloved donors for the continous support towards this project. Without you we would not be able to save and provide our patients with the best treatment.

In comparison to the previous three months, we have registered an increase in the number of patients  in most of the departments like in OPD, general consultation, adult consultation, maternity, total admission and transfusion.

 I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that last month we opened up a free sickle cell clinic where we give out free pop corn to every sickle cell patient and we have been able to save a number of children who come in painful crisis though we are facing a challenge in transportation of the sick children from their homes to the hospital since the country is in the 2nd lockdown wave of covid 19 where inter district crossing is banned by the government.

Last week we also organised a blood donation camp at our hospital where we gave out bars of soaps, soft drinks and biscuits to all who donated blood and this was through blood group bank to whom we handed over the items.this costed us some money but it helped us a lot for we are in lockdown where we are in scarcity of blood in the region and we are driving miles and miles to get it from the city and still getting it is a hustle and we sometimes have to pay in some bribe because we really need it because receive so many anaemic patients who needs transfusion.

We are glad to inform you that our maternity patients are increasing vividly as compared to previous months. With that, we were able to recruit 2 new medical officers who are attending to our maternity mothers. However, we are facing a challenge of space, challenge of piped water which is on and off. This hinders effective sanitation and Hygiene.

 

Lack of Isolation room for septic patients and gynecological ward for the mothers who have lost their pregnancies. We therefore look forward to the expansion of the maternity ward soon.

Baby Hairat came in with a very low HB
Baby Hairat came in with a very low HB
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Hello our beloved friends,

We appreciate every day your help to our hospital.

Today I want to talk about the importance of our hospital.  

It has become a place, where some of the worst conditions and symtomps of very sick children are treated.

She came about 2 months ago in a terrible agony and constant bleeding from her mouth and nose. She was given multiple blood transfusions and pain medication however the nose bleeding couldn't stop. Her platelets (a cells in a blood cells that create blood clots and help stop bleeding) range was dangerous 28 (normal range is around 100-300)

Specialists in Uganda are very rare and often do a private work for expensive international hospitals. There is an haematologist that helped our patients with low platelets before, however he works 100km away (Entebbe town), and his consultation is $14, and all necessary blood tests another around is $21. We don't have an ambulance, and since Suraiha was on oxygen and paid for the fuel and driver, we also met the bills of the hospital where Suhaira got treatment that was about $194.

On arrival to our hospital, she got better and her yellowing of her eyes got whiter, however not long after this she got terrible sepsis in her feet, her feet got swollen and she had enormous amount of pus. We used very good antibiotics but they didn't help until we got a blood culture (that was again paid by Whisper in other hospital ($17) and then we knew what antibiotics would help her sepsis,  however it seemed to be too late, as sepsis attacked her bones. 

She is also now oxygen dependant, and Whisper paid for several X-ray. Her pain of her body is unbearably. We discovered that her bones are constantly breaking. Imagine you gently touch any part of her limbs but it is slowly cracking and breaking. She cries and cries in complete agony. She is on morphine 4 hourly as she is receiving her care.

Her mother only contributed 90,000 UGX  ($25) for all that care she is receiving in our emergency ward. 

Seeing Suhaira is breaking our hearts. We need to be dressing her wounds on her legs and it is unbearable for our staff to do that. People just have to sit down, breath and get all their strengths together, and continue.

She is only 7 years old.

Sickle cell is a terrible disease that children are born with.

We need to do more for children like Suhaira, who are born to die in agony and pain and suffer.

We are already planning to open up our Sickle Cell Clinic Day, where we will be inviting all sickle cell children for preventative medical care. According to our calculation, each child on their appointment will be getting tables and vitamins they need and will be done a blood test to determine the level of haemoglobin or anaemia.

Each child who comes will cost us only $4 (£3) but this can be a life-saving for them and mean a life without agony.

Dear friends, this report wasn't as happy as I imagined, but I cannot bear the current situation around us here at Whisper. No child must be born to suffer this much. 

Our hospital constantly provides tender loving care to all of our patients and their parents.

Thank you for your support forever

 

*Sickle Cell Disease; Symptoms: Anaemia. Sickle cells break apart easily and die, leaving you with too few red blood cells. ... Episodes of pain. Periodic episodes of pain, called pain crises, are a major symptom of sickle cell anaemia. ... Swelling of hands and feet. ... Frequent infections. ... Delayed growth or puberty. ... Vision problems.

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We would like to appreciate all our beloved donors for the continous support towards this project. Without you we would not be able to save and provide our patients with the best treatment.

In the past three months Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital registered 2,319 patients in total. Our caring Whisper team has managed to save so many children from different communities suffering from malnutrition, malaria, anemia among many others. Our charity organisation has changed so many lives of Ugandan children and mothers.

We recently registered a mother who had given birth to twins from a certain Hospital but unfortunately lost one, the remaining child was badly off and was admitted at our hospital in the NICU ward. They were very helpless and did not have any money to clear their bills. When we heard of this they were granted free treatment because we care to make a difference through love and hapiness. The baby was given the best care and treatment plus the mother until they were discharged. 

The mother was very traumatised and had lost hope but we managed to council her and gave her a tin of milk to feed her baby because she did not have breast milk. We went a head and visited her home to assess the situation she is living in. We gave her some 2kgs of sugar, 2kgs of beans 3kgs of millet porridge and maize flour.

Thank you so much for supporting the vulnerable sick children.

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Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity is reaching out to so many people and touching so many hearts of vulnerable sick children and pregnant women even through this COVID19 period. In the past three months we registered over 2,282 patients even with the hindrences in public transport caused by the lockdown in Uganda.

We have managed the situation quite well and we are operating smoothly with the help of our donors and the wonderful team of nurses and doctors. We have been able to provide free treatment to all those patients who were stuck in there homes without any medical fees or means of transport. This created a very big impact to the communities in the Eastern region. We received patients in big numbers.

Whisper also managed to provide accommodation for its employees during the COVID period so that they can always be arround the Hospital to prevent any spread of the virus. These brave nurses and doctors provided the support and care to all the 2,282 patients received during this time of fear.

We thank you for all the support you provide to our Hospital. So many people in the Eastern region can now easily get access to medical services at Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity.

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We thank you so much for keeping our children's Hospital open. In the past three months Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital registered 2,945 patients. This is quite a big number of patients received basing on the small area our Hospital is in. We hope to help as many children as possible whenever given a chance.

Our hospital receives so many children of which most of them come from very poor families and cannot afford to pay the small health service fee we put up. These patients are treated for free up to the time when they are discharged. We handle so many emergencies and it warms our hearts when these  children who come in as emergencies in very critical conditions are saved and given a chance to life once again.

We thank all the people who are donating towards Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital. It is a blessing to have you on our Whisper team. You are helping us to change and save alot of lives. Thank you for the big heart.

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Location: Bath, Somerset - United Kingdom
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Veronika Cejpkova
Bath, United Kingdom
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