***JUST HAD A LARGE DONATION IN WHICH WILL COVER THE COST, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU***
Ayubu came to our attention around July 2012, he was born in February and it was very obvious there was something wrong with him, he struggled to breath and his finger and toe tips where blue indicating a lack of oxygen flowing around his body.
We first sent him to the private hospital in town to be assessed in August at which point he was referred to a heart specialist in Dar Es Salaam, Ayubu's Mother and our manager took him to the hospital where he stayed for several weeks, he was discharged with medication and was put on the waiting list for a government scheme which would see him transferred to India for surgery. At the point of his referral Ayubu's condition was not considered serious so he was put to the bottom of the list.
Two weeks ago today Ayubu's Mother brought him to us in a panic, he was in a very bad state, we rushed him straight to the hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia and bronchilitis. Although now he is over that his condition is not improving and the Drs believe his heart is deteriorating, he is stable on oxygen but when that is removed his levels drop down to the 30s, dangerously low.
So now the Dr needs him to get back to Dar to see the specialist in the hope of bumping him up the India list, we have to drive him to Dar with a Dr and oxygen.
The bill for the hospital he is in now will be roughly £250
The fuel to Dar and back (at least a nine hour drive) £320
Hiring oxygen £100
The Doctor £60
Accomodation for one night for our driver £12
Food for the Mother whilst in Dar will be an unknown extra cost since we do not know how long she will be there.
The above figures are estimates but the total will be in excess of £700.
So far we have raised about one third of this, we are so thank ful for all those who have donated so far but if everyone reading this could give just £1 we can reach our target and get this very sick boy to Dar Es Saalam.
You can donate via this page, to the right 'Donate' or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a direct bank transfer.
We thank you in advance for your kindness