Baby Ewandrú Kamffer
- By: Stephanie De Beer
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/stephanie-de-beer
Hi, I am Stephanie De Beer, and I am from Gauteng, Johannesburg.
My grandson Ewandrú 3 months old, was rushed to hospital, not breathing Saturday morning at 06:00 by his parents. The nearest hospital was Lenmed private hospital, they don't have a medical aid.
Friday 27 May he was well enough to go for his 6 weeks injection. He was drinking his bottle the evening, woke and gave a strange cry at 03:00 but being his feeding time, my daughter gave his bottle but he only drank 30ml. Her Mother in law took him to try and finish the bottle, but he fell asleep, or so she thought and she put him down in his cot and went back to bed.
Saturday morning he didn't wake for his 06:00 feed, she checked on him and found him unresponsive & blue in the face. That's when they rushed him to Lenmed hospital. She was told that he is brain dead and collapsed his left lung. MRI was done & show brain function, they put him on life support, and kept him in casualty while searching for a provincial hospital that can accommodate him.
He was transported 2 days later via ambulance to Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital where he is still on life support, he moves his hands & feet but can't open his eyes or urinate. They are transferred from a private hospital, they are now charged private rates & need to pay a deposit.
They must still pay for Lenmed, blood test & MRI. Ambulance to the children's hospital. They have done another MRI today again the results will be discussed tomorrow.
He is still on life support 100 percent oxygen, not breathing by himself, and can't open his eyes. Please help us to pay the bills as only Dad is working. They used their rent money to pay as a deposit for MRI done at Lenmed, if we can raise the funds for hospital bills, they will have less stress looking after their 4-year-old daughter.