This is my 3-year-old patient, Lohith, who suffers from a rare cancer on his right cheek. It's called Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma. He has been on treatment since May.
His family hails from Shrirampura. Lohith's father, Ramesh is a site engineer and his mother Shanthala is a homemaker. Lohith is their only child. The family has been struggling to pay for Lohith's treatment.
He Was In So Much Pain That He Couldn't Open His MouthFew days ago, Lohith came to me in a very bad condition. He could hardly open his mouth due to the tumour. He didn't sleep for 72 hours. I had to put him on emergency chemotherapy. He has been responding well to treatment and his tumour has drastically reduced. Now, he can eat and talk like a normal kid.
He Needs Support To Continue ChemotherapyUnexpectedly, he developed infections in his chemoport, the line inserted in his chest to administer the chemotherapy has to be removed. Once his infections are controlled, he should continue his chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the family is not in a position to pay for his treatment. As a doctor, this is very saddening. A young boy who is responding well to treatment now will go into unnecessary risk because of lack of financial aid.
How You Can Help LohithHe needs your support to get rid of this tumour and pain. He will have a good chance of recovery if he continues his treatment.