From time to time we buy essentials, and products – nearly every day. We do not think of it, all this are simply necessary for us for life: whether it be tea or, for example, toothpaste and a brush, either shampoo or napkins, packages for garbage and so forth. And at parents who care for the child, this list of purchases is several times longer, and parents think of it. However there are orphan children who have no parents, will take care of them. And they have no money for the most necessary things without which we will not be able to present the life. And to ask them there is nobody, except not indifferent people.
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Nestor is 13-year-old boy dreaming about running with his friends, ride a bike, feel like everyone else. But this is impossible because of a disease. Nestor has pulmonary hypertension, a rare, incurable progressive disease that prevents the child from fully breathing. Its difficult for Nestor to walk as he feels shortness of breath. Although the boy began receiving medications that partly restrain the development of the disease, improve the quality and prolong the longevity of life, this is not enough.
This baby’s name is Maxym, and he was born by cesarean section. Immediately after the birth of a boy diagnosed with "intrauterine hypoxia" was taken to the intensive care unit. For two long weeks, Maxym spent in intensive care under the artificial ventilation of the lungs and in a medicamental dream. Two months the son and his mother were held in the regional hospital. They were treated. But what exactly was being treated?! To his mother's question "What's wrong with my son?", the doctors shrugged their shoulders and could not give an answer.
The life of the little Ruslanchik, who is now four, contained a lot of suffering and ailments, beginning with birth. In his brown eyes, there is childish pain and longing. Ruslanchik was born in Donetsk as a healthy child. In the hospital, together with other newborns, he was infected with the staphylococcal disease. After that, the boy was sick with toxic erythema, toxic pneumonia.
Loose beds with metal meshes base bunks which are bowed to the floor – familiar picture, isn’t it? It is a usual horror of the national hospitals. It is time to leave them in the past, agree? Cost of one new bed, comfortable, clean, and safe is1850 UAH. In the Pulmonology Department of Kharkiv regional children hospital, there are children with both serious diseases of the respiratory organs and diseases like anginas and pneumonia. Any disease is cured quicker when the conditions are comfortable.
"Mom, why is grandma crying? I will get well and come back…", says 3-year-old Dasha. The little girl does not know that her disease is very-very serious. Dash has an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the brain. The vessels may break at any time. The part of this defect was eliminated by the surgeons but they couldn’t do everything during one operation. Now Dasha needs one more surgery. The girl’s mother cannot afford to buy everything that is required any more, that’s why she asks for a helping hand.
Denys was born healthy. There was no limit to the parents’ joy – they finally waited for their lovely cute baby. But the cloudless childhood of Denys did not last long. Planned BCG vaccination was done to him despite the fact that the baby at that moment was sick with rubella. The result was terrible complications that turned future of the boy and his family upside down. Now he could have finished junior school, could play football with other boys in the yard. But Denys cannot sit, walk, speak, he silently lies, and 6-7 times a day his body is shaken by epilepsy seizures.
"We have an ordinary family, a second child is our princes. As we wanted: the boy and the girl. Diet, doctor’s prescriptions, tests. Fast childbirth in time, breastfeeding. It was a lovely child; there were no problems with her during first six months. And then everything turned upside down... I look at Kira’s photos, there are walks, and ponytails, and brother, and christenings, and toys, and smiles... Then the onset of the disease – the first lymph node, then the bandages on the rest lanced lymph nodes, the first hospitalization, catheters, bruises because of low platelets, anesthesia, drips, chemotherapy, pain, resuscitation...
Every year around 500 000 babies are born in our country. 24 000 of them are born preterm. We call them Neterplyachki - because they so hurry to see this world, that they are born premature, preterm. If a qualified medical help is not provided, 70 % of these children may pass away. It is vitally important to control all the life indicators of the baby because an in-time help is a pledge of saving the baby's life.
The process of recovery directly depends on the patient's state of mind. It does not need to be a doctor to understand this simple truth. Hospital everyday life is not only procedures and injections. It is also an excess of time, which is necessary to occupy something. Especially hard for adolescents who suffer from lack of friends, communication, and familiar surroundings. And most of the time these children spend alone with themselves. Despondency overshadows even the strongest souls. From boredom teenagers "sit" for days on the Internet, which affects their already complex mental state. Around "bubbling" life, but here are four walls, procedures, pain and an uncertain future. There are the reasons from what can to fall into a hysterics.