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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