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Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - Symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

June 23, 2020, 18:22 10661 Author: Natalya Moroz deti.zp.ua Everything, even the smallest achievements of Arthur, inspire us and motivate us to continue to work hard to acquire new skills and a new quality of life.

Artur Kerimov, born on 16.05.2011

Diagnosis: Symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy.

News about the treatment of Artur Kerimov

Conclusion: page 1, page 2.

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The report on the arrived donations

Arturchik was born a child of twins prematurely, low in weight (960 grams) and very weak. For 4 months he could not breathe on his own and was on mechanical ventilation. As a result of hypoxia, the baby's brain was severely affected, which led to epilepsy, spastic tetraparesis, and cerebral palsy. The doctors did not give any predictions.

The main diagnosis of symptomatic epilepsy is the most severe and rare type of childhood epilepsy. Severe convulsions, which could be up to 100 per day, did not allow the child to live normally. All the anticonvulsants that Arturchik took did not remove the convulsions, but only turned the child into a “plant”. Rehabilitation courses, constant adjustment of the types of therapies (anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, immune-strengthening), as well as regular consultations of leading neurosurgeons - this is where Arthur began and how he lives now. Step by step, he moves towards a fulfilling life.

In the fall of 2019, Arthur was once again taken to intensive care. Due to a malfunction in the body, metabolic disorders went. Poor intestinal absorption, metabolic disorders led to weight loss and new problems. I had to direct all my efforts to restore basic functions.

Irina Kerimova:

“In June 2020, we are completing the 4th course of treatment. Completed two global examinations under the leadership of the Kharkov Medical Genetic Center. Despite the harsh quarantine conditions, we were examined in public places. To be afraid is not in our principles. And we can't waste time.

On July 13, 2020, Arthur went to a rehabilitation course at the recently opened “John Center” in the Dnipropetrovsk region. There were many fears: how Arthur's body would react to the new technique and whether it would make friends with the center's specialists. Fortunately, none of them came true. Arthur underwent physical therapy, consultation with a psychologist, balneotherapy, and also found new friends in the person of caring rehabilitation therapists and therapists.

In August, unfortunately, Arthur was again admitted to the hospital with a fungal infection and pneumonia. For Arthur's weak body, this is another blow and a long way to recovery. Therefore, we ask for further material support for our little hero!

The family lives in Zaporozhye.

For further information please contact the volunteers of “The Happy Child” Foundation




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