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Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:12 am

Greetings all,

Bhikkhu Samahita is in need of medical assistance.

Please see the following link to see how you may be able to assist.

http://what-buddha-said.net/various/Urg ... equest.htm

Thank you.

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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:05 am

I was very confused by the instructions. Could someone make a concise list of what is needed?
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby Alobha » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:31 am

Hi,

Regarding medicine B:
Bhikku Samahita wrote:OK. The Good News is that the somewhat expensive ARTHEMETER can be substituted with
a cheap herb product readily available without prescription. Several good Dhamma friends
have already sent enough of this herb product here. J So please rejoice in their fine Kamma.


As for medicine A (treatment medicine), i'm not sure. There might be something on the way from the other end of the world. It would certainly be good if someone from a nearby country (country in Asia or from Australia) could send the medicine to him.

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Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:28 pm

We are not sure that the herb will be effective but is is worth trying.
Yet to be sure of prevention the first year Arthemether would be safest.
Praziquantel is OK with the sendings that so far have been either performed or promised.
Of Artemether is needed 336 tablets for 1 year of prevention.
So far have 2 x 24 tablet = 48 tablets been ordered but neither achieved yet or reshipped here.
So the remaining need seems to be 288 Artemether tablets of 40 mg.
They are first needed in after 2 months.
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby James the Giant » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:44 pm

I just donated a bit of money via the paypal link on your site. It's not much but every little bit helps. May you be well and healthy!
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby marc108 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:44 am

if you are interested in putting money toward Bhante Samahita's medicine please send it via paypal here: HelpBikkhuSamahita@spiritofclarity.com

here is a spreadsheat of all the donations so far: 1st page is medicine, 2nd page is money:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 3lOYXdQZ3c

if you are interested in purchasing Artemether directly, or have a good source for it please let me know!

you can also join this facebook group:
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby puppha » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:14 pm

Ven. Bhante,

I am sorry to hear about that. I wish you get well soon.

I just donated some money on the paypal address given in the previous post.
Is anyone coordinating the purchase and delivery of the medications?

With Metta

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Postby Viscid » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:13 pm

That paypal account now has had over a thousand dollars donated to it. I hope any excess money will be put to good use.
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Postby Ytrog » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:07 pm

Get well soon :console:
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Postby befriend » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:33 pm

best wishes bhante

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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby Annapurna » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:37 pm

Hope you don't suffer too much, Bhante and get rid of this soon.
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby James the Giant » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:30 pm

Viscid wrote:That paypal account now has had over a thousand dollars donated to it. I hope any excess money will be put to good use.

Wow, that's great!
There won't be much money left over after buying a year or two's supply of Artemether. That's expensive stuff!
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby marc108 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:44 pm

unless someone has found it cheaper, 1 years supply of Artemether will be approx 1300$ USD. any excess will most likely be donate or used to buy things for the Hermitage.
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Postby Ytrog » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:51 pm

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schistosomiasis#Treatment a single dose of Praziquantel anually is enough to treat it. Is this an option?

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I saw in the spreadsheet that it was donated already. Is anything else needed after that? Why is Artemether still needed if I may ask?
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Postby marc108 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:46 pm

Ytrog wrote:I saw in the spreadsheet that it was donated already. Is anything else needed after that? Why is Artemether still needed if I may ask?


to prevent reinfection. the infection is contracted through bathing water.

if there is anyone here who is an MD or has close relationship with an MD please contact me in private. we have basically exhausted all sources for Artemether or Coartem with no luck.
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Postby Annapurna » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:15 pm

What do you need?

A prescription?
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby Annapurna » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:16 pm

Can the bathing water not be cooked prior to bathing?
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby marc108 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:16 pm

yes, i am currently trying to get a U.S prescription. i don't think Bhante would be able to boil all his bathing water... I believe he only has one small electric range top.
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Postby Ytrog » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:41 am

marc108 wrote:
Ytrog wrote:I saw in the spreadsheet that it was donated already. Is anything else needed after that? Why is Artemether still needed if I may ask?


to prevent reinfection. the infection is contracted through bathing water.

if there is anyone here who is an MD or has close relationship with an MD please contact me in private. we have basically exhausted all sources for Artemether or Coartem with no luck.

Ah, clear :)
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Re: Bhikkhu Samahita requires medical assistance

Postby Annapurna » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:59 pm

marc108 wrote:yes, i am currently trying to get a U.S prescription. i don't think Bhante would be able to boil all his bathing water... I believe he only has one small electric range top.



Isn't David Snyder an MD?
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