My brother Mr. Gokul S. Menon (19 yrs), a first year Nautical Science student is currently undergoing treatment for Brain Aneurysm (a rare neurological condition, where the blood capillaries / vessels in the brain are weak) at Global Hospitals, Perumbakkam, Chennai. He was all fine until he fainted on 14-Oct-2016 and he was diagnosed with this condition – where the major blood artery carrying blood from the heart had burst and blood spilled all over the brain.
On arriving at Global Hospitals he was unconscious, he was shifted to Neuro ICU and he underwent a couple of life saving surgeries and clipping of aneurysm. He has been unconscious and has been on ventilator support in Critical Care unit since then.
But unfortunately he developed sepsis, which not only affected his blood but the brain itself. They have put an EVD tube to drain the fluid collection, but unfortunately the infection blocks the pipe through which medication is sent forth and fluid collected in the brain needs to be drained. They have replaced the tube more than 4 times, this is apart from the 2 major surgeries.
The entire family is struggling to keep Gokul alive on one side and on another we haven’t thought about the rehabilitation he would require after he comes out of the critical care. He would require treatment for another one month at the hospital.
The medical expenses have financially drained us; we have exhausted all our savings, investments and have borrowed extensively but look like we would require more as the current situation is still very ambiguous. Doctors say he is still critical and requires aggressive treatment. He is currently on maximum medication to control infections.
His medical expenses as of today are 37 Lakhs, out of which we have managed to pay around 15 Lakhs. He has been advised to stay in the ICU for now – 2 to 4 weeks. The estimated cost for treatment for the next 10 days would be another 8 Lakhs taking the overall total to 45 Lakhs towards medical expenses. He would require home care even after leaving the hospital.
We need financial assistance - with great pain in our hearts, we want your contributions to save Gokul.
I have attached his medical report and treatment summary.