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Zian van der Berg

Zian van der Berg

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At the age of 2, doctors diagnosed Zian with an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). This caused his little heart to either be too fast or too slow, skipping beats in between.   Between the ages of 3 and 5 he was admitted into hospital several times. Illnesses with his lungs, meningitis (infection of the brain) tympanoplasty surgery (prosthetic eardrum). He also had regular ear infection during this time. Every time he was admitted into hospital, his irregular heartbeat came up.

In October 2017, Zian was seen by a cardiologist who tested him once again and again they diagnosed him with an irregular heartbeat. Zian was diagnosed with epileptic fits on the brain. These fits can have fatal results if not attended to on time if his heart skips a beat together with the fit.

He sometimes does stop breathing at night where his heart also skips a beat. This resulted in him not being able to wake himself up and can also result in a heart attack. My sister does not sleep much as she has to constantly worry about her child.

On 04/09/2018 he returned to the paediatrician for a check up. The doctor once again reiterated that his heart was not functioning normally. The doctor then informed my sister that Zian has to go to Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Sandton late November to be seen by the following doctors:

  • Paediatric Cardiologist
  • Paediatric Neurologist
  • Paediatric Pulmonologist  

He must therefore undergo the following tests:

  • MRI Scan
  • ECG (24 hour observation)
  • EEG (24 hour observation)
  • Heart sonar
  • Angiogram
  • Sleep test (overnight observation)

Unfortunately, his medical aid fund (day-to-day and in-hospital) is depleted and will not cover the tests, because he has also undergone an MRI scans and tests in the hospital at the beginning of this year.

Please help me raise funds to cover these costs.

 

 

 

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  • Sep 07, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Zian net n ietsie kleins om die donasies mee te begin. Hoop jy voel gou beter. Baie Liefde Tan Dominique, Oom Dup, Burger, Almonique, Pappa Zack, Tan Monique, Boetie Zuan, Ouma Suzette & Oupa Jan" - Dominique Du Plessis

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At the age of 2, doctors diagnosed Zian with an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). This caused his little heart to either be too fast or too slow, skipping beats in between. Zian has to see a range of doctors but the medical aid has been depleted.  Please help us cover the costs.