Help needed to cover medical expenses for Elango mother.

For: Vijayalakshmi Ramamoorthy
Chandler, AZ
Organizer: Rajesh Murugesan
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The Story

My friend Elango's mother got contracted with community acquired pneumonia (triggered by Influenza) and that led her to congestive heart failure last December and has been hospitalized in US since. During the treatment, Doctors diagnosed that she also suffered renal failure(kidney). From then, she has been going through Hemo Dialysis process. She needed ventilator support because of Pneumonia. After weaning from the ventilator(Extubation), she was not able to breathe on her own as fluid started accumulating in the lungs. Doctors had to remove the excess fluid from the lungs using CRRT(Continuous Renal replacement therapy). To help her breathe, they are currently using BIPAP. If the condition worsens, they may have to do Tracheostomy(a surgically made hole that goes through the windpipe in the neck). All the treatments are being done in ICU.

All the treatments are towards stabilizing her health condition and once she stabilizes, we intend to fly her in an Air Ambulance(if required) to India, so she could continue her treatment there. Cost of Air Ambulance from US to India is around $130,000.

As a visitor to the US, she currently has only Visitor Insurance which provides restricted coverage. We have setup this youcaring page, to help fund all the above expenses of Elango and family. Please donate towards Elango's mother recovery.

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Thank you for your generosity.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 28, 2017

Posted on March 28, 2017

Update - 03/28 @ 2:00pm

Elango's mom continues to use BIPAP that helps her breathing and Doctor advised to use it intermittently. This is done to evaluate how she responds to breathing with just O2 support and without BIPAP support. She has been going through Hemo Dialysis every day.

It's been 17 days since she's in ICU. Many days in ICU along with the medication led her to acute confusional state (Delirium).

She continues to be monitored closely.


Posted on March 23, 2017

Posted on March 23, 2017

First off, thank you so much for your contribution.

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Medical update (03/22 @ 11.45pm)
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Doctors advised to stop Hemo Dialysis (on 03/21) to check on the fluid accumulation in her body.
Meanwhile Doctors found out that mucus started accumulating in the lungs. She has to deep cough to clear mucus out of the lungs. She needs to be strong enough to try out this exercise. Alternate route is to do Tracheostomy(a surgically made hole that goes through the windpipe in the neck). 

Her condition continues to be critical.

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Travel update
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We are also in touch with different air ambulance companies (in the US and in India) to get a price quote.

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