Surgeries and Medical Care for Moldovan Children

by Save Life
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Dear friends, thanks to your continuing support, we raised about $600. This money was used to pay the surgery  for  Crusita M. Diagnosis: congenital aphakia.

Crusita is   having  impaired vision from the very birth. In 2009 Crusita  had an operation in the State Children’s clinic “E. Cotsaga” to remove cataract. At that time doctors did not implant crystalline lens, and suggested to wait until she will reach 18 years old. But, because of problems with vision, she started to have very heavy headaches. Mother consulted “Ovisus” clinic, where, after a number of investigations doctors suggested to urgently perform implantation on both eyes.

Crusita’s family has financial difficulties. Mother can not work, because her daughter needs permanent care. Father does not have a labor contract, as there are no working  places available in the village they live, thus  he is doing  only small works at request. Because of the vision problems their daughter went to school later. Crusita is very diligent  pupil, she likes learning. But one of her eye is totally blind, and she can read and write only using the other one, being in glasses and with magnifying glass. Crusita wants to see as other people do.

Today she cannot see with her right eye, and with the left one her vision is only 5%. The glasses with big lens can improve just a little her eye sight.Crusita started her 9th year in the school, but because of her problem studies‘ outcome and relation ship with classmates are suffering.

Nevertheless, Crusita keeps positive attitude and hopes a lot that after operation her vision will improve considerably.

Very soon she will have intervention and both crystalline lens will be replaced. We wish Crusita soon recovery, strong health and much success at school.

We would like to thank all of you who offered in time assistance for our beneficiary.

Dear friends, thanks to your help, we raised about $ 400.This money was used to pay the surgery for Korina M. Diagnosis: post-traumatic cataract with complications. Vitreo.

 Korina, who is the third child out of 5, once got a trauma while swinging on the playground. No one could thing that few years later the little girl will start having serious problem with her sight. Now Korina can not see with her left eye, and she is only 7. Nevertheless the girl can read good, and she is fond of English. Korina needs urgently an operation to remove cataract and to implant artificial crystalline lens. Doctors say that operation can not be postponed, if so the eye will have to be removed. Mother does not have money for this, she is raising her 5 children alone, she does not have a job, as there are no available working places in the village.

Some  time ago Korina was urgently operated. The intention was to remove cataract and to implant artificial eye lens. During the intervention doctors realized that Korina had swelling cataract, her eye could burst any time. Surgeons did all they could, but intervention was too late and the chance was lost. Doctors could save the eye physically, but not functionally. She will not be able to see with it anymore.

Doctors removed cataract and vitreous body from the wounded eye. Korina and her mother are at home already. The girl feels good. In two weeks the control check up is planned.

We wish Korina to get well and thank all people who contributed and offered help. Thank you so much for your care and support!

Dear friends, thanks to your continuing support, we raised about $250 in December - February. This money was used to pay the urgent surgery for Darya P.

 Darya P. is supervised by the specialists from Ovisus medical center. The baby girl is only 1 year and 10 months, she was born on May 21st, 2014. Doctors and parents are very much concerned about Darya’s state. The hemangiom (benign vascular tumor) is constantly growing. With each month it goes deeper in the eye. For some time parents hoped that this tumor will disappear as consequence of constant special medication which Darya was taking. But hemangiom behavior can not be predicted, it keeps growing. Now the little girl needs urgent operation, which will save her vision and will remove not good looking spot from her face.

 We thank all who contributed and helped Darya. We wish her soon recovery. We will follow up how Darya is getting well and we strongly believe that this smiling and cheerful child will overpass all hurdles.

Let’s hope everything goes well! We are thankful to all for help!

We continue  to help pediatric departments from the hospitals of  Moldova. In December 2015 various devices for the esophageal patency recovery were bought,  in total value of 174 000 MDL. They will be used in the department of endoscopy of the Mother and Child Care Center. Until now Moldova did not have such devices and majority of children  with esophageal problems were usually  transported to Russia or other countries for treatment.

“Save life” offered many times its help for such children. Now, there is no need to go somewhere else. Children will be assisted at home, in Moldova, by our specialists.

Reconstitution of the esophageal patency is needed after burns of the upper airways, sometimes the pathology is congenital. According to the scientific literature use of such devices allows in 70% of cases avoiding surgical intervention.

Currently there are 17 patients for these procedures. Their treatment period has exceeded allowed time range; they needed such procedure already long time ago. We do hope that with the new devices doctors will be able to help children with impaired esophagus.

We are grateful to the «GlobalGiving Foundation» and to all who supports  “Assistance for the pediatric departments of hospitals from Moldova” project.

 

Another saved child!
Dear friends, thanks to your help, we raised about $ 660 in July – September. This money was used to pay the surgery for Stiwin M. The boy was born on January 31st 2015. When his mother was 30 weeks pregnant she had a viral infection, which caused pathology in the development of fetus. After being delivered the new born baby was diagnosed with esophageal atresia and spine anomaly. The little boy went through operation already in his first days of life. After, Stiwin was fed through a special probe. Unfortunately, doctors could not correct the esophagus defect during the first operation. Parents went to N.F. Filatov clinic in Moscow for help. In April the next operation was performed. Although it had high risk, it did go well without complications. After 9 days spent in reanimation department, the baby’s condition improved. He smiled more frequently. His parents were so happy to see their child feeling better. All bad memories from the past when Stiwin did not eat and the family desperately trying to find a way out of the difficult situation, remained in the past. Stiwin's condition was stable and now it was time to continue his spine and other treatment. Recently we received good news from Stiwin's parents. They returned from Moscow where Stiwin had the last operations such as the correction of the column pathology. During his visit to Moscow doctors removed gastrostoma (the opening in his belly for feeding purposes), which interfered with the boy's normal development. To make the spine muscles stronger Stiwin also had a special physiotherapy course. In November he will have one more trip to Moscow for a check up. The little boy is home now. His life changed a lot, he learnt to smile and feels much better. The doctors confirmed that rehabilitation goes very well. Stiwin is growing, becoming more and more active. There is no feeding problem anymore and he could finally taste the food and eat with pleasure. He is playful, smiling, and makes his parents happy and thankful. We pass their thank you on to you. Thank you so much for your care and support!

 

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Location: Chisinau, Municipality - Moldova, Republic of
Website: http:/​/​savelife.md/​en/​
Project Leader:
Marina Balan
Chisinau, Municipality Moldova, Republic of

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