Muhammad Hamdan's Story
Muhammad Hamdan, aged three, a resident of Sawat, suffers from a congenital heart defect termed Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). TOF adversely impacts the body and life of a patient. The said heart defect has four characteristics that reveal the complicated nature of the disease. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) or a hole between the two bottom chambers (the ventricles) of the heart that eject blood to the body and lungs; Overriding aorta on top of both ventricles, instead of just the left ventricle unlike the normal heart; pulmonary stenosis or narrowing of the pulmonary valve; Hypertrophy or thickness of the right ventricle that results from heart’s exhaustive work to pump blood through the narrow pulmonary valve. TOF can only be cured via surgical procedure in which different defects are repaired after open heart surgery. A child who has had surgical repair of TOF, requires lifelong care and examinations by a cardiologist. Medication and an optimised lifestyle are also a lifelong necessity. Muhammad Hamdan is currently struggling to go beyond the initial stage of treatment. Since Muhammad Hamdan is too young to share his feelings, his mother narrates the exhausting journey of his breif life in the following words:
“Since birth, our child would turn blue even on mild exertion. We were really worried so we took him to the doctor for a checkup where he was diagnosed with TOF. He was a fragile baby, and the doctors were also of the view that it is not fit for him to undergo surgery. Now when he was the right age to receive the surgery, a new challenge was at hand. Due to financial constraints we were unable to bear the expenses of the surgical procedure. We live in a joint family system, where twenty family members are cramped up in a ten marla house. My husband is an Imam Masjid who earns PKR. 3500 per month. His brother’s are also supporting us, and this way the total monetary assistance we receive each month is roughly PKR. 20,000. In these circumstances facilitating my son’s treatment is out of the question.”
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Muhammad Hamdan's Story
Muhammad Hamdan, aged 3 years, a resident of Sawat suffered from difficulty in breathing and bluish discoloration of skin and nails on mild exertion since birth. On medical consultation, he was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). TOF is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart. The cardiac surgeon advised open heart surgery for total correction. For this purpose, Muhammad Hamdan was admitted to Ittefaq Hospital and his open-heart surgery was performed by Dr. Asim Khan on 17.06.2021. He stayed in the hospital for four days and was discharged in a stable condition. Hamdan’s health has improved a great deal since his surgery.