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Volunteers Inge P, Inge J and Sarah visited Cipto yesterday to find very busy wards once again.

On the Infectious ward we met Halimah, a 4 month old baby weighing only 3kg. Halimah, a Down Syndrome baby, is fighting a number of conditions including malnutrition.  We also saw Bilbina again who, we are delighted to report, will be going home tomorrow. She is still a little poorly and will need oxygen to help her recovery.

Wahyudin is eight years old. Wahyudin has suffered from kidney disease since he was three years old and has developed peritonitis as a result. He is bearing his condition well and happy to be photographed by MCK.

Wahyudin

We are also pleased to say that Rizky and Alexander, who we met on our last visit, have both been discharged and are at home with their families.

On the Cancer ward we were able to spend a little more time with Nur Oktavia (sixteen years old) and Fauzi (fifteen years old), again two patients that we met with previously. Fauzi was sleeping well when we arrived so we talked with his grandfather. Fauzi has now received chemotherapy for his condition (mediastinal tumour) and is being monitored by the doctors. Nur Oktavia has also received her chemotherapy treatment now for a soft tissue cancer, and today will have her tracheotomy repaired. Good luck for today, Nur Oktavia.

Nur Oktavia

We met with Dini, a female and also fifteen years old with a tumour in the central nervous system. Because of its location she is paralysed as a result, however her prognosis is good once the tumour is removed. The hospital will plan her operation using money raised by MCK.

And lastly we were able to spend some time with Dr Endang (Cancer Ward) and Dr Rina (Neo-natal Ward). Like Dr Yoga (Infectious Ward), they all work so amazingly hard to ensure that the patients in their care get the best possible treatment that they can at the hospital. Without the doctors, MCK could not play a role in helping the children with their treatment costs.

Good luck children!

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MCK’s long time volunteer Sylvia is leaving us! MCK are forever grateful for the work she has supported on Cipto Hospital for four years now…she will be very much missed! We wish her and her family every success and new adventures abroad!

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This morning’s visit to Cipto Hospital was very good and informative. Melanie from the British Women’s Association kindly joined us for the visit. We managed to catch up with two of the doctors on duty who are forever busy. We are so grateful that they can even spare 5-10 minutes of their time with us.

At the infectious ward, Dr Yoga updated us on two patients that MCK have been supporting. Rifdatul is nine years old and from Kota Bekasi. She is receiving treatment for Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and bone disease. Currently doing very well after 3 months of treatment but is suffering severe malnutrition. Her bowel disease is more controlled now, her weight has slowly increased and there has been no signs of other infections. Weighing only 11.545kg, she remains in hospital to be monitored.

Rifdatul with mother by her side

The other patient is Andreas from Tangerang who is suffering from HIV, malnutrition and Tuberculosis (TBC). Adopted at an early age, his mother tells us he’s now four years old. He has been receiving treatment for 7 weeks now, unfortunately we learnt that he was not doing well and had not gained much weight because the infection was not controlled yet. Let’s wish him all the best to get well soon.

Andreas with his very supportive mother

Over at the Neonatal ward, Dr Rina was ever so kind to show us around. We caught them on a very busy day with a surge of babies being treated. We even saw two babies unattended in a make shift room temporarily because all the other rooms were full. Dr Rina mentioned she was very grateful to all of our donors and that the money was spent on all the babies in the ward and not just to individual special case babies.

Baby Parin Alyanti pictured here has been in care since February this year. Currently is open for adoption and ready to be placed in an orphanage but is suspected of HIV. Baby Parin cannot be placed into an orphanage until a HIV test is performed when the baby reaches 6 months of age. This will then determine what special care is needed when the baby is released from hospital. We send warm hugs to stay healthy!

Baby Parin

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