Our dear sister Tahia Rahman and her family had been visiting Dhaka, Bangladesh and were due to return to the states on Novemver 9th. However, on the night of Novemver 6th, Tahia became violently ill, after which she fell into a coma on Novemver 7th and was admitted to the ICU and put on life support. The doctors diagnosed her with brain encephalopathy, being unable to pinpoint a single specific cause for the severe reaction and subsequent internal brain injury.
After consulting with the doctors, family members, and consultants from other hospitals in Bangladesh, a decision had been made that in order for Tahia to receive the best immediate care to save her life and treat her condition, she had to be taken to Bumrungrad Hospital in Thailand. The following day, Tahia was transported to Bangkok via an air ambulance along with her family and admitted to the ICU at Bumrungrad Hospital. By the third day, Tahia began to regain her consciousness, while continuing being supported with a ventilator and intubated feeding. She was making solid progress initially; however, she had undergone two bouts of pneumonia after which the doctors completed a tracheostomy to treat her infection, adding more pressure to her condition. Despite everything, Tahia continues to show a tremendous amount of strength and perseverance towards her recovery with her parents and family members by her side. Currently, she is still being treated at Bumrungrad, as her parents are making plans to transfer her back to the states once she is in a stable condition to make the journey back.
With an already lengthy inpatient stay at Bumrungrad, a considerable amount of medical bills has already amounted, not including the additional cost of the initial air ambulance, future medical transport, necessary rehabilitation that includes physical and speech therapy. Unable to work in her state, Tahia will have no income, depending on support from family for current and future expenses including long-term rehabilitation, increased health insurance costs and everyday living expenses, as she continues on her on long path to recovery. We ask for your help with any donation amount possible to help relieve some of the financial pressure off of Tahia’s parents as they care for Tahia throughout this difficult time.
While Tahia’s progress is encouraging, she has an arduous journey ahead to regaining all her abilities and returning to the life she had. Throughout all of this, Tahia has proven time and time again that she is a fighter, and we are absolutely sure with your help, she will once again regain her strength and abilities and be the ever determined, ever feisty Tahia Rahman we all know and love! All funds will be going directly to her parents to help pay for her medical bills. As always please keep her in your prayers!