On Wednesday, we were very thankful to have Sue from BWA to join us in our visit to Cipto Hospital.
Both the cancer ward and infectious ward were extremely busy. We made a special visit to see Rahmat in ICU. A twelve year old boy who we are funding as a special case along with some of the other international organizations. Rahmat has been diagnosed with Mediastinal Tumour (attached to his lung). He has had surgery, which removed 60% of the tumour and already has had two courses of chemotherapy. He will need at least three more chemotherapy courses before more tests can be done. Being in ICU meant he was not allowed visitors, not even his family. We had to view him from behind a window. We hope Rahmat stays strong, so hang on in there Rahmat!
Over at the infectious ward, we met Junaidi, a little boy of four years old. He is suffering from Viral Meningitis and Encephalitis. He is coping well with the treatment but we were sad to hear that he will be left with some brain damage.
Sadly, a patient that MCK has helped with medical treatment, a young girl called Fatma has passed away. She was fourteen years old, suffering from a cardio infection, colitis and malnutrition. Our condolences to her family.