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Support My Brother Deepak Gour Recover From Brain Abscess
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    Sneha Gour
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Deepak Gour

    from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

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Meet my brother Deepak Gour. He is 33 yrs old. He is a joyful member of our family. Loved kids and was always ready to help anyone. My brother was a delivery agent with Zomato and, comes from a humble background. But due to a completely unanticipated disease, today he is in a precarious condition hence, and today we are simply begging you for any assistance that may be possible in this crisis. We are making this appeal to you in the direst of emergencies. Your kindness today may help save a life, and bring untold relief to a grieving family.
It was 23-March-2022 when we had to first admit my brother, Deepak, to the Tata Main Hospital, in the middle of the night on complaints of repeated vomiting, weakness and a slight slurring of speech indicating partial paralysis of the face muscles.

An emergency CT Scan of the brain the night a revealed lesions, that doctor suggested could be as serious as a brain tumour, though more investigations needed to be conducted. His condition stabilized in the hospital for a time.
But before even the MRI report could arrive his condition deteriorated suddenly once more, within a day, we decided to go to a hospital in the nearby city of Bhubaneswar reputed for its neurology department. Somehow we arrived to the hospital (Kalinga Hospital) , in an emergency ambulance, after many tribulations. Within a night though, he began losing consciousness once more, and an emergency surgery was planned. Overnight he was prepared for surgery. It was a high risk surgery which could lead to paralysis, organ failure and could even be fatal.

The doctor’s intervention saved his life and after weeks in the ICU and being on ventilator, he regained consciousness. During the surgery it was found that it was not a tumour but an abscess, or a collection of pus, had been collecting in the brain due to an infection creating dangerous levels of pressure. Decompressive craniotomy was performed and the pus removed and he was put on antibiotics.

The problems did not end there as post-surgery, my brother was left with Hemiplegia (paralysis of the muscles of the lower face, arm, and leg on one side of the body) on the left side, due to probably the pressure of the pus. The bacteria and its source was not identified even after pus culture and was found to be resistant to many drugs that were administered. Doctors theorize, it is likely to be a result of a weakened immune system due to Corona.

The disease is tricky to deal with, and doctors themselves are uncertain while handling it. For a time, he seemed to be improving, after the antibiotics and physiotherapy, but now danger looms once again. The latest MRI shows a remission and his condition is beginning to relapse. This new development comes like blow to our family, whose finances are impossibly stretched out beyond their means, since the past three months. My father and mother are both above the age of 60 and retired.  They are not financially capable, to bear the expenses of the expensive caretaking, physiotherapy and surgeries. They are also not physically capable to do the leg work required in such complicated cases, due their advanced age.

We have already dealt with this harrowing ordeal in Round One and we seek to act quickly this time, to avoid any room for failure. It has already been a drawn out battle so far. We have reached out to any and all who can help. He needs a team of doctors to treat this unfamiliar infection, which will only be possible in a big hospital .His case may be difficult but not impossible, and there is certain hope if he gets proper attention. We are ready to fight tooth and nail to restore him to full health.

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