COVID medical fees for Pali and Iby Katona

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Hi All!

This is Ildiko, younger daughter of Pal and Iby Katona. As you probably know, my parents are missionaries to the Balkans, living in Albania at the moment.

About three weeks ago they developed flu-like symptoms, so they self-quarantined. The first 10 days it was Mom who wasn't feeling well (fighting fever and fatigue). Then after about 10 days, Dad took to bed and a medical doctor friend of theirs took action. They had blood tests with PCR test included. For both my parents the PCR test came back positive and for Dad the lab results also showed infection. Thankfully, they were not hospitalized, instead the hospital went to their home, so to speak. The doctor said that Dad's right lung was functioning only at approx. 30% and his left lung wasn't fully functioning either. Both of them were immediately put on strong IV antibiotics that the doctor administers to them every morning and evening. Dad also had an IV antibiotic at noon. He was still able to breathe easily, he just felt more and more tired every day. A few days later they did control lab tests and Dad's results were even worse than the initial test showed. After consulting with other specialists, another antibiotic was added to his treatment. Additionally, he was also provided with an oxygen tank and nasal tube in order to help improve his oxygen saturation levels. He did say that he felt better with the additional oxygen flow (evidenced by his ability to communicate with us again). As of now, they are still being treated and taken care of by their amazing Albanian church family.

Their plan was to drive home to Hungary the first week of December. However, with both of them still being weak, driving such a long distance is not an option. Flying home is not an option, either, as they do need the car when in Hungary. Dad said that he would like to have someone fly to Albania, so that person could drive them to Hungary.

We, as a family, are asking for your help to cover the costs of their treatment and the airfare of their driver. We know that they are loved by many, so we are offering a chance to be a blessing to them with however little you can afford. We pray that God will multiply the seed you sow.

Be blessed!

Ildiko and siblings


P.S. If it would be easier for you to use bank transfer, here's the bank account details:

Katona Pal
Raiffeisen Bank
Address: Szekesfehervar
ALBA PLAZA Palotai u.1.
8000
Hungary

USD account: 12023101 00692042 00300002
IBAN: HU37 1202 3101 0069 2042 0030 0002
SWIFT Code: UBRTHUHB

EUR account: 12023101 00692042 00200005
IBAN: HU58 1202 3101 0069 2042 0020 0005
SWIFT Code: UBRTHUHB

HUF account: 12023101-00692042-00100008
IBAN: HU58 1202 3101 0069 2042 0020 0005

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2021
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  • Virag Angela
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2021
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  • Kecskes Agnes
  • Donated on Dec 05, 2021
€20.00
Dec 02

Travel to Hungary / Magyarországra utazás

Update posted by Pal Katona at 03:07 am

ENGLISHGood news! They are both on the right path to full recovery. Dad is still receiving i.v. antibiotics but he no longer needs extra oxygen. Mom is gaining her strength back day-by-day.The new plan is for them to leave for Hungary in about a week. God has provided wonderful company. . . . .

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Nov 27

Most recent lab results / Legújabb labor eredmények

Update posted by Pal Katona at 01:26 am

ENGLISHOn November 26 both had lab tests. Their PCR is negative. Mom no longer needs medical therapy. However, since Dad's white blood cell count is still too high, he still needs antibiotic treatment to fight the infection in his body.MAGYARNovember 26.-án mindkettejüknek volt vérvétele. Mindkettejüknek a PCR eredménye negatív lett.

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Nov 25

Improving / Javulófélben

Update posted by Pal Katona at 07:17 am

ENGLISHQuick update. Dad had blood work again this week and the results are significantly better than before. His lungs are also improving, as is his energy level. However, he still needs to use the extra oxygen. Mom is also gaining strength day by day. Both of them are still getting

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21 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2021
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  • Virag Angela
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2021
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  • Kecskes Agnes
  • Donated on Dec 05, 2021
€20.00
  • Bondor Laszlo
  • Donated on Nov 30, 2021
€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2021
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  • Attila Demjen
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2021
  • Az ur aldjon meg! Gyogyulast!

€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 26, 2021
€2.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 25, 2021
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  • Barry Wissler
  • Donated on Nov 25, 2021
  • Praying for swift recovery!

€100.00
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