Mommy, it hurts... But I still want to live! Don't let me die!
"Mommy, help me! Mommy, I'm dying! - Eka whispers through her teeth - she is no longer even able to scream... - I'm already dead, mom, am I in hell? Oh God, why does it hurt so much?" The poor girl bites her lip to the blood, squeezes her mother's hand tight, and her eyes rain tears.
Eka is 14 years old, she weighs only 25 kilograms! She was "lucky" to be born without a bladder. Her entire body is poisoned, and if we will not help her now, a very sad end will come soon... She does not remember anything throughout her childhood at all - just torments and unbearable pain. The poor, little, weak girl has been operated on several times, she went through anesthesia. The hospital became her home.
"When Eka screams in pain, I close my ears and run away from home. I can't stand seeing and hearing it. - 12-year-old Vaso looks at us with eyes full of horror, unable to describe in words how he feels when he sees his sister's torment. - But I do my best to help! I collect scrap metal, save money, give it to my mom when she needs to buy medications... I just can't watch her pain... I can't!"
"I would have killed myself long ago, but who will look after my poor daughter then? - the unhappy mother sobs and wrings her hands. - We have exhausted all the resources we had during these years of torment, we sold everything we had! We took numerous bank loans! We have to be operated on once more, hopefully for the last time, and Eka will finally see what a normal life is... I believe the Lord will not leave us! "
- Nino, I see that it is very difficult for you to talk about your daughter's illness, but let's recall how did you get that Ekatherina needed help?
Nino: Eka used to be a weak child, she gained weight slowly. When she was six, she weighed only 15 kilograms! Local doctors told us that it was okay, they prescribed her vitamins. But I felt something was wrong. When my daughter turned six, I took her to Tbilisi. I thought the doctors in the capital would check Eka more thoroughly. And so it happened. It turned out that there was not only one problem - but there was also a whole bunch of diseases that had to be identified and treated. In a week, with Ekaterina in my arms, I went around almost all the hospitals in the city, visited dozens of doctors, took hundreds of tests...
- Oh my God! I can’t even imagine, what have you experienced during these days ...
Nino: I didn't know what to do... The doctors told me such things that I wanted to cry. It turned out, that my child had no bladder since birth, her body was getting poisoned... She also had problems with her kidneys and intestines. Well, I don't know how we managed to get through all this. I'm not saying anything about the finances - everyone helped us in those days. My mom took a loan from the bank, which we have not been able to pay off for eight years now... I don't remember exactly, but over these years we have spent more than 50 thousand GEL! We were left without any means. We have no money even to buy food and medications.
- What do you live on, Nino? What are your income and your expenses?
Nino: Our only income is the social allowance - 280 GEL, and my daughter's disability pension - 200 GEL. Her pension is barely enough for medications and diapers. Right now, I need to buy five antibiotic pills to relieve inflammation in her body. She has a fever - 40 degrees! And five more pills of Nexium for the stomach. Do you know how much it costs? 80 GEL!!! Can you imagine? If I buy them now, I will have no money left for diapers, food, or other medicines that Eka needs to take daily. And I have two more children: Vaso - a 12-year-old and Eteri - 16-year-old. My husband lost his job due to the pandemic. They closed the company where he worked. Our region is not rich, those who can - work at the mine, but Arsen can't work there because of health issues. What should we do? How to live? Watch how one child dies of pain and others starve to death? (Cries)
Vaso (12-year-old): May I say too? Do not think that I am not helping my mother! I collect scrap metal and sell it. I have a piggy bank, and when my sister has no medications, I break it. Last time I earned as much as 20 GEL in a month for her! I know it's not much, but it's all for her!
- What would you like to buy for yourself? For what did you save money?
Vaso: I wanted to buy beds for my sisters. We do not have beds. I can sleep on the floor if only the girls feel good.
- You're just a real gentleman!
Vaso: I do not think so. I am just an ordinary man. You would have done the same.
Nino: You see, everyone at home only thinks about Ekatherina. If only to ease her suffering. When she starts screaming, Vaso runs away from home - he cannot stand watching how Eka suffers.
- Nino, let's tell our readers what surgeries she has get through and what you need most at the moment.
Nino: They performed three complex surgeries to restore her bladder. And spent two months in hospital after each one, recovery was hard. Eka was six when she was operated on for the first time. We were planning to enter school this year. After the surgery, my poor girl weighed less than her school bag...
Now we need one more surgery, I hope it will be the last one. The rehabilitation period will be quite long and difficult, she will need a lot of medications and she will also need to take a rehabilitation course. If we cannot raise money for all this, operation will lose its meaning. She can die from infection...
- Do you need anything besides medications and a rehabilitation course?
Nino: Yes, of course. You know, we can hardly make ends meet. We have no beds, no food... But the main thing is for Eka to be healthy.
- We will share all your pain with our readers! Their hearts are open to God and to goodness.
Nino: I believe that they will hear us! I believe that they will support us, despite that Ekatherina almost stopped believing. Look, she is still crying... I believe that you will manage to prove to her otherwise!
Friends, Ekaterina Chubinidze and her family live in an endless nightmare. The pain does not subside, there is no full-fledged treatment, the family lives in dire need and asks for help! It is impossible to hear the words of the poor child and remain indifferent.
You can visit them and provide all possible help to Ekatherina.Their address is: Chiatura, Mghvimebi village.
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