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Iliusha: he has a long road ahead of him

19/11/2018

"Mom, how many more medicines and treatments am I going to need?", the six-year-old Illiusha asked. And his mother didn't know how to tell him that he's going to need them his entire life... Her son has a serious illness which has no cure, but which can be treated. The person can adjust to living with this illness and remain stable for many years. However, to do that, one has to have an entire arsenal of medical equipment and multiple medications which must be taken every day. IIlia is already old enough to understand that he must fight for his life every single day. That, if he does not follow all the treatment recommendations, he will feel worse and can even die. Ilyusha is fighting. But he needs our help.

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At this time, his condition has worsened. The chest CT scan showed new bilateral bronchiectases, and he has a lung infection as a result. Ilyusha needs a course of IV antibiotics in a hospital, to dampen down the infection and prevent further lung damage. But the antibiotics to which this infectious organism is sensitive are not affordable for his family, and his mother is asking for our help to cover the cost.

Besides the antibiotics, for the daily home treatments to be effective, IIlia also needs a few pieces of medical equipment: a bactericidal lamp and a sterilizer, and also a special breathing exercise device, and a home trampoline for the physical therapy exercises.