21 June 2010
Little Fedor has diseases of an adult. Urolithiasis, hypotrophy, anemia, chronic pancreatic deficiency, sinusitis are not the complete list. The most serious one is pseudomonas aeruginosa in Fedor’s lungs.
Little patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis have to grow up taking medications constantly. This illness also opens the way for other concomitant diseases. Doctors usually can cope with these extra diseases by prescribing correct medication, but pseudomonas aeruginosa is a lot more difficult to handle. Not every antibiotic will work, and those that do are usually very expensive. A child can get this infection again, even after complete recovery.
You already helped collect the money for colistin in 2008. The infection was defeated right away and it didn’t come back for a long time. Fedor spent 6 months at home, he visited his friends and played with them. But now the infection is back. Fedor and his family were once again left out of the normal life. He is back to the hospital, getting his shots and bitter medicine, living with suffocating cough all over again.
The doctors recommend to use colistin once more. It is very expensive. One course of treatment will cost 108,000 rubles (3500 USD). Fedor’s dad is the only one who has a job in the family, mom has to be with Fedor all the time. Fedor also has two siblings. Most of the dad’s income is spent on other medications that his son needs. We ask you to help Fedor to defeat the infection again!