Posts Tagged ‘Rahmat’
Posted in Newsletter, tagged Ardelia, Cancer Ward, Die Brucke, Dirda, HIV, Infectious Ward, Leukemia, mary's cancer kiddies, MCK, neonatal, Oey Lina, Rahmat, Rizki, Rolita, Sakila, tumor on 03/11/2010 | Leave a Comment »
It was one week ago when we went to visit Cipto Hospital. Barbara (from Die Bruke) joined our MCK volunteers, Sarah, Inge J, and Haidi for our regular hospital visit.
We met a cheerful Rahmat! On his fifteen day of radiotherapy, he is bearing his treatment with such courage. Still on ventilation in ICU and severely malnourished, the doctors confirmed that the radiotherapy Rahmat has received is not shrinking the tumor on his lung. We await news on the next course of treatment for Rahmat. As we left, he waved goodbye with a smile and mouthed ‘terima kasih’ to us all.
Still at the cancer ward, we met fifteen years old Dirda, who was happily playing with a mobile phone. She was admitted into hospital with chronic leukemia but it is suspected she has the acute form. She awaits a course of very intensive treatment. We wish Dirda all the best with her forthcoming treatment. A further patient supported by MCK is Sakila, aged seven years old. She has a tumour of the bone in her leg. We wish Sakila strength on her journey through a long process of treatment.
Posted in Newsletter, tagged chemotherapy, Cipto Hospital, Encephalitis, Fatma, ICU, Junaidi, mary's cancer kiddies, MCK, Mediastinal Tumour, Rahmat, Viral Meningitis on 24/09/2010 | Leave a Comment »
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.