The 5-year-old minor is expected to be transferred from Bucaramanga to Bogotá. His mother hoped that the EPS and health authorities would intervene and that the medicine would be obtained anywhere in the country.
A desperate call is being made by the mother of a five-year-old boy diagnosed with “Kawasaki syndrome” in Bucaramanga.
The mother’s name is Olga Gómez and her son is Elian Y. Delgado.
He says that the little boy is hospitalized in the Chicamocha clinic in the Santander capital.
Place where several days ago they confirmed he suffered from the disease that could cause serious heart problems.
Therefore, it is vitally important to obtain an essential medicine for your recovery.
“We are asking for the help and collaboration of anyone who can help me, we need immunoglobulin g. Humana 5%, eight ampoules of 5 grams/100ml, I have been waiting for two days, which was Thursday and Friday, since the diagnosis, for me to get the insurance that EPS Sanitas is the medicine to apply to the child”, said Olga through a video that has gone viral on social networks.
- “If the medication is not applied to the child, the consequences for the child are fatal, the consequences of Kawasaki affects what are the coronary arteries, it means that the child is going to suffer from my heart, we do not know the consequences that it is going to have.”
Elian already completes 9 days hospitalized this Monday and his condition continues to deteriorate. Today it is expected that the child will be transferred to the city of Bogotá, where there is the medicine.
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What is Kawasaki disease?
According to MedlinePlus, from the US National Library of Medicine, “it is a rare condition that usually strikes young children. It is also known as Kawasaki syndrome and mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. It is a type of vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels. Kawasaki disease is serious, but most children can make a full recovery if treated right away.”
Risk of contracting the disease
According to NIH it affects children under 5 years of age. However, “older children and adults can sometimes get it. It is more common in boys than in girls. It can affect children of any race, but those of Asian or Pacific Islander descent are more likely to get it.”
Symptoms of Kawasaki disease can include:
- High fever that lasts at least five days
- Rash, often on the back, chest, and groin
- swollen hands and feet
- Redness of the lips, lining of the mouth, tongue, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet
- swollen lymph nodes