12 January 2011
Nastya was hospitalized on January 5th in critical condition. Doctors didn't expect the girl to arrive with so many complications, because she was taking powerful medication. Her heart wasn't working well, doctors had to put an oxygen mask on her. How long she'll have to stay in the hospital is unknown, but doctors are sure it will take longer than 3 weeks as planned before.
Aside from cystic fibrosis and heart problems Nastya has lung infection that is very serious, but can be defeated. Pseudomonas aeruginosa stops Nastya's lungs from working properly and as a result she can't breathe very well. Her new friend Nazar Kuz'menko, who is in the same patient's room with Nastya, cannot play with her for very long, she gets tired quickly and her fingers turn blue. Doctors recommend to start treating Nastya with Colistin that will fight the lung infection. One course costs 110,000 rubles (3,700 dollars). This medication is not provided by the government, and Nastya's mom doesn't have that money. Your help is needed urgently!