I appeal to you all with a humble heart to come forward and share generously of your monetary blessings to help my brother Kumar J. Sadhwani meet his medical expenses. My brother, who is currently only 43 years old, is facing multiple illnesses which include rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, chronic renal failure, advanced and progressive neuropathy in all four limbs.
He is currently being treated for a major fungal infection which has spread in the body and has been further complicated by renal failure which requires dialysis and the need for an angioplasty because his ECG shows that his heart functions are below 50% which is not a good sign at all.
My brother had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at a very tender age of 4 years. Treatment for the same involved the use of immuno suppressants and steroids. The side effects of these medications led to hyper tension and diabetes by the young age of 18 years. This was followed by multiple sclerosis, cervical spondylitis, cancer of the stomach and a knee replacement due to the RA catching up on him rapidly.
Last year his MRI showed a couple of compression fractures in his spine and a pinched nerve in one of those fractures causing him excruciating pain when he tries to sit up for long. The only way out is a surgery to release the pinched nerve.
Presently he is on 55 oral pills per day in addition to 6 high doses of insulin to be administered daily. All these medications, the diabetes and the compromised immune system have taken a toll on his body, leading to chronic renal failure and great amounts of fluid being retained in his body causing great difficulty for him to even move around for his daily routine activities. His stomach is distended causing a considerable pressure on the diaphragm which in turn makes breathing a great effort for him. His feet and even his shin area are swollen to thrice the original size and extremely painful too, making him unsteady when he tries to walk.
The doctors are putting in their best efforts to address the medical issues as they are coming up. There are a few major concerns that need to be addressed in the immediate future. A surgery needs to be conducted to release the pinched nerve from the spine to bring relief in the back pain and allow some balanced movement. The cardio would like to conduct an angiography to see what is the cause of the reduced heart functions. Until that time, they are doing their best to provide him comfort measures and pain management. This involves the use of high grade medications and IV antibiotics regularly to manage serious infections that tend to occur due to low immunity. Ideally he should be admitted in the hospital so that his condition can be monitored. But due to lack of funds this is out of the league fir now. His chemist bills currently run to above US$ 10,000.00 and still adding up, not counting the professional fees during his hospital visits.
His health is rapidly declining and it is becoming increasingly difficult for him to continue with life this way. Your contributions can give him a chance to live life once again a little more comfortably and pain free.
Your generosity of spirit will go a long way in helping my brother. The medical expenses are recurring as the illnesses are ongoing and require constant medical attention.
Thank you all for your help and support. God bless.