My name is Yahya from Bali, since I was 8 months old I have not gained weight until now I am 3.5 years old, my weight is only 7.5 kg and my height growth is stunted. At 3.5 years old, I am only 74 cm tall, the same as...
I most likely had a problem with growth hormone
My parents are very worried and have brought me treatment at their own expense for about 2 years, but there was no significant change. At that time I was declared malnutrition, micropenis, microtestis then at the age of 2.5 years I was referred to see an endocrine doctor. The doctor said I most likely had a problem with growth hormone and was diagnosed with growth failure so I was asked to do some laboratory tests at the age of 3 yo, and was asked to prepare a lot of money for hormone injections.
( Medical report from endocrinology doctor)
COVID-19 situation affected my chance to get a treatment
Unfortunately, when I was 3 years old I could not start the treatment recommended by the doctor due to COVID-19 situation affected my parents' income. The medical treatment with monthly expenses of up to $1,150 USD excluding lab fees and the recommended treatment should be carried out for at least 6 months as follows:
1. Lab test for LGF1, bone age and growth hormone at a cost of $700 USD
2. vitamin costs $100 USD/month
3. Installation of NGT to maximize nutritional intake of $150 USD/month
4. Purchase of special formula milk $260 USD/month
5. Injectable growth hormone costs around $650 USD/month.
Please help me grow like other normal children
Bali has been relying on tourism because of the COVID-19 situation, the economy in Bali has stalled and many of us have lost the jobs. I know it's happened all over the world, No matter how difficult the situation my parents kept praying and fighting for me by selling food but their income was enough just for eat.
I need your help. Will you help me to be able to grow like other normal children so that I can do activities like a child of my age?
You may contact my mom for more information +6281916154166.
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