"The equipment either works or… doesn’t work and is in a state of repair", and this is at pulmonology ward that treats children with breathing problems! What can doctors do on such occasions? How can they help and save children under such circumstances? And we’re not talking about a couple of children – Pulmonology Ward of Sumy Regional Children’s Hospital is designed to treat 30 children, 10 of them – children with allergic disorders and 20 – children with disorders of respiratory system, including cystic fibrosis, congenital diseases, chronic conditions, severe cases of pneumonia and recurring bronchitis. Any child could find himself/herself in this ward.
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Yehor was born in June 2009. And already from the first minutes of his life, everything was not right. The lungs of the child did not fully open, began the hemorrhage in the brain. Doctors make a serious diagnosis – internal hydrocephalus – it is a complex disease when the child's brain accumulates excess spinal fluid, which must be forced out through a special shunt.
Mykyta and Glib are twins, and all of their 5 years of life struggling with cerebral palsy. Earlier, the boys were engaged in rehabilitation by the method Vojto-therapy in the Czech Republic, they are now undergoing rehabilitation in the Ukraine, in the Center for physical rehabilitation "Step by Step". The boys held through a lot, but treatment should continue.
Our story is about a little charming girl named Mariia. The girl was born at 29 weeks of pregnancy with a weight of 1 kilogram and 450 grams. During the first 7 days of her life, Mariia was in intensive care in Sumy, the condition of her state at that time was stable. But what happened next was that nobody could even imagine that living in the 21-st century could still be a reality: the electricity was cut off as a result of an accident.
To live not because of, but in spite of. This is how Vadim lives and develops despite his difficult condition. Contrary to the pain that binds the body. Contrary to the diagnosis, which requires a lot of strength and perseverance. And thanks to you, you already helped Vadim three times to undergo such necessary rehabilitation courses. The boy was born in the 41st week of pregnancy, the doctors predicted normal delivery. However, something went wrong: the child was born blue, the umbilical cord encircled the boy's body, he did not cry...
Mother of these boys falls asleep daily with words of prayer on her lips... She prays to her boys to become healthy. Artem and Maxym have cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia and tetraplegia. Babies are already 4 years old, but they still don’t know all the joys of childhood. Disease does not allow them to live and develop normally. Only hard daily activities and fruitful work bring achievements that unravel the boys.
Medical science aimed at cancer treatment doesn’t stay still. New medicines and therapies appear. The targeted therapy with the use of the drug Athenitor belongs to such innovations. This therapy is aimed at molecular changes in the cancer cell. And it can be a lifeline for Yaroslav. The boy has been fighting for his life against osteosarcoma for almost two years. He survived several surgeries on the legs and on the lung but unfortunately the disease didn’t give up.
His right hand is pierced every second with unbearable pain – from the shoulder and to the fingertips. It swells, turning the life of 33-year-old Oleksandr Repetsky into a real hell because it keeps only on muscles and tendons – the shoulder joint has completely worn out. For a young man, chained to a wheelchair as a result of a terrible accident, this is the bottom of despair – without a right hand, the Paralympic man cannot only do his favorite sport, but also generally move around.
This is Nazar. And his difficult story began before birth. On the 20th week of pregnancy, ultrasound showed a shortening of the arms and legs of this baby, he was diagnosed with an increase in the ventricles of the brain and a curvature of the thorax, and he was diagnosed with "achondroplasia". The boy was born by a cesarean section, but after his birth, the diagnosis was not confirmed. But doctors assume a number of other ailments that need to be confirmed or disproved by doing genetic tests.
Just looking at the photo of the three-year-old Irochka, you can see a little: cute smiling girl with eyes full of trust… You cannot even imagine what horrors this child had to endure! The lame biological mother abandoned her next to the Dental polyclinics, when Irochka was a week old.