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Dec 11, 2012

2 year old in need of medical attention abroad; family needs your help

Sanjay Armstrong

The family of two-month-old Sanjay Armstrong, diagnosed with a rare condition which causes his body to reject sodium, is appealing to the public for assistance to send him abroad for treatment.  In October, baby Sanjay was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital suffering from respiratory distress syndrome.  His second admission a week later required mechanical ventilation during which he was treated with a variety of different medicines.  But tonight the family is running out of treatment options and doctors say that KHMH doesn’t have the resources to diagnose him definitively or treat him appropriately.


Edith Armstrong, Grandmother of Sanjay Armstrong

“He is like stable right now.  The doctor is giving him medication to keep him stable until we can take him to Guatemala or Mexico.”


Isani Cayetano

“What is wrong with him?”


Edith Armstrong

Edith Armstrong

“Well [the doctor] says he has a rare disorder.  He cannot keep in sodium in his body and if he doesn’t get the medication or whatever he vomits a lot, he’ll vomit.  And the last time they sent us home we had to come right back the same night because he stopped breathing.  And then we took him to the P.G. Hospital because we’re from Punta Gorda and then we came back the same night in the ambulance to K.H.M.H. and then they kept him in again and then for about a week and a half again they discharged him again.  They sent us home again and we had to come back home again because he just started vomiting and vomiting again and he got very dehydrated and then we brought him back again to K.H.M.H. again.  And then the doctor said he suffered a cardiac arrest and from then he is here.  It’s the second child in the country that has this rare disorder and they took him to Guatemala already, the other baby and he is okay right now.”


Edith Armstrong can be contacted at telephone number 669-3383 if you wish to make a donation to baby Sanjay.

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3 Responses for “2 year old in need of medical attention abroad; family needs your help”

  1. Storm says:

    I hope this baby can be cured in Guatemala, if no American hospital offers to help. That would be wonderful Christmas gift.

  2. aha says:

    but we no wah guatemala, right COLA. shoot the shateros but beg them to take our sick children seems a bit confusing to me. YES to the ICJ to discuss like civil interested parties,

  3. borntobehero says:

    my heart has been touched by this child, and hope i was in Belize to at least do a bit more than praying for his recovery, Hope our Belizean good heart people be a channel of the blessings this child, he so deserve to be helped.

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