Prematurely born children cannot breathe through the mouth due to their physiological characteristics. They breathe only through the nose! After birth, such a child is on artificial ventilation for some time, because an epithelium of the child's respiratory tract is damaged, though it is restored over time. This damaged epithelium, along with the mucus that is physiologically produced in the respiratory tract, exudes and rises to the upper respiratory tract (nasopharynx, mouth, nose). Mucus (sputum) accumulates and creates an obstacle to the air that the child breathes.
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This boy's name is Sergii, he is 6 years old. During these 6 years, he has experienced many trials. When he was still a child, he began to develop seizures, after which Sergii had an operation on the heart. Only the boy recovered, the parents noticed that he became whiny, nervous, very difficult to learn new words and spoke vaguely. Since birth, the boy is under the constant supervision of a neurologist, who diagnosed "minimal brain dysfunction, delayed psycho-speech development."
We see them - shot down by cars, frozen, shot, immured in cellars, beaten, poisoned, starved, burnt, mutilated and sick ... They are homeless animals, but they are alive! We can not ignore that they need our help, because there is no one else they could rely on. Only a people.
Van’ka hastens to live. Cystic fibrosis doesn’t give a chance to relax, but the boy doesn’t give the illness any extra day. Van’ka rides a horse, shows tricks, plays the baby at the beach, and does yoga… He does chemical experiments, and inhalations, jumps over bonfire, peeps out of the tent… You can look at his photos for hours, and listen to the stories about his life for days… Van’ka hastens to live. His lungs are late. Breathlessness and weakness require staying at home more often. But Van’ka is not going to calm down. He is dreaming about portable oxygen concentrator. Let the apparatus breathe if they lungs can’t. And Van’ka will live!
Katrina Rybalka until recently was full of plans and hopes and raised a small daughter, as she had a whole life ahead! She imagined how she would lead her kiddy to school. She thought that she could show her a lot of interesting because the world is so beautiful! But the bright world became gray in 2017. The diagnosis of Lymphoma B-large-cell non-Hodgkin’s of the 4th stage became an absolute shock to her. This is an aggressive form of cancer, without a cure the fatal outcome occurs in a year. By this time her daughter will be only 5 years old!
Iryna will turn 14 soon. And she has occurred above the steep of severe disability. An ancient childhood trauma has manifested in a huge distortion of the spine and a rapid loss of ability to walk. Unless spine surgery is done within six months the girl will forever stay in a wheelchair. Heaviness in the back and hump accompanied Ira since childhood. At the age of four, an accident happened: she fell from the 5th floor when Mom was at work at night shift.
The Hematological department of Odessa Children’s Clinical Hospital is in desperate need of controlled syringe pumps – the apparatuses for continuous dispensing of chemotherapy. For our department with 30 beds, it is necessary to have at least 2 special infusion pumps for intravenous administration of medications. An oncology child stays in the hospital together with the mother. Definitely, each of us saw, just once in life (by TV or live), a tired mother sitting near the infusion drip and keeping a watchful eye how a medication is being fed.
They cannot see her and she cannot hear them… Such unbearably sad story was told to us by a dad of one little girl Veronika. "They say that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. But, sometimes it is possible three times. My name is Oleksandr, my wife name is Nadiia. We met at Odessa Boarding School for Blind Children (my wife and I have less than one percent of a sense of vision of each eye). We are married almost for five years, and more than one year we spent on visiting doсtors-geneticists, who assured us that vision problem would not be transmitted to the child. They didn’t indeed...
Charming beauty Elechka is wonderful, tender and very small… In her 2 years, she weights and has grown, like other children in 6-7 months. Now, under the garment, it is still possible to hide short and curved arms and legs, usual satellites of achondroplasia, a diagnosis that was given to Elina immediately after her birth. "Looking at her, I cannot hold back my tears. How will she live with this disease? If we do not operate her, her limbs will curve more and more ... How can I help her? Our family does not have such amount of money as needed for surgery. I just cuddle my little girl, cry, kiss my darling, destitute child, and ask God and not indifferent people for help in this trouble!”, the mother appeals to everyone.
"Mom, I'm out of breath, it hurts inside, and my back is very sore..." Eight-year-old Kseniia was diagnosed with paralytic scoliosis of the fourth degree. The arc of her spine squeezes the internal organs, the girl is hard to breathe and it is already painful to sit with her. Kseniia's life history is her patient history. The baby got on the operating table right after birth. Two operations were done simultaneously then: a spinal hernia in the lumbar spine was removed, and the brain was shunted because of the diagnosis of hydrocephalus. Congenital pathologies of Kseniia include the luxation and subluxation of both hips, paralysis of the legs.