Noshaba Mumtaz's Story
Noshaba Mumtaz, 12 years old, is suffering from a congenital atrial septal defect (ASD) – a hole in the wall that separates the top two chambers of the heart. This hole causes oxygen-rich blood to mix with oxygen-poor blood, decreasing the overall efficiency of the circulation. She was diagnosed with this disease half a year ago after which, her parents took her to several local hospitals for treatment. They were told that Noshaba requires a device closure of ASD. However, even after 6 months, Noshaba is on the waitlist for the procedure.
“It started around 6 months ago, when she just kept vomiting. She was lethargic and didn’t even have the energy to go to school. At first, we thought she was just making excuses, as any normal child does when getting up for school. But then we started noticing drastic changes in her stamina. That is when we decided to visit a doctor and found out that she has a heart defect since birth.”- Noshaba’s mother talking to TH.
Noshaba’s mother is the sole breadwinner for her family. She earns 10,000 PKR as a housemaid. Her income is entirely used to meet the needs of her husband and three children. Noshaba’s father is unable to work because of a heart condition. Since it is impossible for her to single-handedly afford the expenses of her daughter’s treatment, Noshaba’s mother hopes that Transparent Hands can aid her daughter in getting better.
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Noshaba Mumtaz's Story
Noshaba Mumtaz, 12 years old, was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect (ASD) and was advised device occlusion of ASD. Before this procedure, she needed a Trans-oesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) under anesthesia. For this purpose, she was admitted in Ittefaq hospital and the procedure was done which revealed that her ASD has significantly closed and does not require further intervention. She did not have to spend a night in hospital as she was discharged the same day. According to her parents, she feels alright now and has started with her routine life. The surgery was conducted with the support of Pakistan Children Heart foundation and other donors.