Arnold a father, husband, brother and friend has been in Gleneagles Global Hospital, India after a liver transplant surgery. Arnold needed the transplant as he had Budd Chiari, a rare syndrome that affects the liver by causing the hepatic vessels to block by means of blood clots. It literally affects 1 in a million people. In Arnold, it manifested through severe abdominal pain, ascites (collection of fluid in abdominal cavity) and enlargement of the liver.
He was hospitalized first in 2016 when the symptoms first appeared but he was treated and discharged. However, last year it recurred and he was admitted in the High Dependency Unit of the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi where he had renal failure and was placed on dialysis. The doctors concluded that he was also facing end stage liver failure and recommended that he gets a transplant as soon as possible.
His youngest brother, Francisco, volunteered to donate half his liver and the transplant operation took place on the 17th of March 2018 under the surgical team led by Prof. Mohamed Rela, a world re-known liver transplant surgeon. Despite the success of the liver transplant surgery, Arnold suffered internal bleeding and had to be operated on two subsequent times. Due to the complexity of the Budd-Chiari syndrome, Arnold also suffered acute kidney injury that required him to be placed on dialysis for several days after the transplant surgery as his kidney functions stabilized.
He is now well on the path to full recovery and is out of the ICU ward and in the normal ward. He has to do various physiotherapy exercises, increase his nutrition and continue on his medical plan towards recovery.
Arnold is currently seeking assistance from friends and family to help clear the hospital bill that has reached 5,000,000 Kenya Shillings or approximately 50,000 US Dollars before he leaves hospital
Thanks for all who have contributed to help Arnold get the transplant.
Kindly assist him financially by contributing to this Go Fund Me Campaign as this will get him out of hospital.
Arnold’s Family and Friends.
Be Blessed as you purpose to support our dear friend and brother.Shalom
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