||3 years old
|Patient admission date:
||18th March 2009
|Patient passed away on:
||17th April 2009
Siti was the only child of a young couple from West Jakarta. She was first diagnosed with cancer in July 2007, a year after she had fallen in the shower while still learning to walk. According to Siti’s parents, the fall had resulted in a bad wound around her coccyx that never healed, and all bowel movements were increasingly obstructed and painful.
When the pain and bowel obstruction did not ease 4 months later and swelling in the stomach had begun, Siti was referred to Dharmais National Cancer Centre, where chemotherapy treatment was immediately administered.
15 months of chemotherapy later, tumour mass continued to grow and pain persisted. Tragedy struck again when the oncologist attempted a surgery to remove the tumour mass in the hope of easing the pain. Siti was paralysed from waist down post surgery and they also discovered that the cancer had spread to her liver.
This was when Siti was referred to Rachel House.