7 WITH HOLES IN HIS HEART – GOAL R 61 000
Clyde was in a car accident September 2018 and was badly injured.
He used to be an energetic little boy before the accident but suddenly he quickly got too tired to do anything. We believed that it was trauma from the accident because he was only 6 years old when it happened, so we decided to take him to a paediatrician in Eswatini. After a visit to the doctor, we were informed that he’s heart beat sounded weird.
I scheduled for him to come South Africa to see a pediatric cardiologist because there isn’t one in Eswatini. The Dr diagnosed him with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), which basically means Clyde has two holes in his heart which leak more blood than needed into his heart champers therefore causing pressure to it, which is why he quickly got tired. Some of the blood then leaks into his lungs which means he could drown from his own blood. We scheduled a follow up appointment for May 2019.
We don’t have medical aid, everything has to be paid from the pocket. It took a bit longer than planned to raise the money for his follow up appointment. I took him to the Dr on the 8th August 2019 for a follow up and he said it looks like the two holes have merged into one; about 7mm wide. He then recommended that I bring Clyde for a Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) scan. Only then will he know if Clyde will need the Percutaneous Aortic Valve; a small clip to close the hole (which costs about half a million to do the procedure) or if the hole isn’t causing damage to his heart and lungs. And if it will close on its own as he grows up.
The worst thing that could happen to a mother is to watch her child suffer knowing she can’t take the pain away.
I need help raising R61 000.00 for the TEE scan because it’s very important and it is the only thing that can determine Clyde’s fate.
Please donate whatever you can to help me save my child’s life. His procedure is scheduled for the 26th November 2019.
Your help would be deeply appreciated!!
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