Indonesian maid better after brain surgery, set to go home
Results of magnetic resonance imaging scans have confirmed her brain tumour was benign and no residual cancer was found in the material cut out
An Indonesian maid previously in a critical condition due to brain tumors and hemorrhaging has recovered after successful operations – and is due to fly home soon accompanied by her employer.
Pauline Tan told Shin Min Daily News and the fundraising website Give Asia that Liviani, who worked for her as a domestic worker for four months, is regaining her strength and well-being since the June 15 surgery to a brain tumor at Singapore General Hospital.
The results of magnetic resonance imaging scans released on June 23 and June 28 have confirmed that the tumour was benign and no residual cancer was found in material removed from her head.
The surgeons agreed that Liviani was fit to discharge and ready to fly back home to Indonesia.
Tan explained that Liviani would have to stay in the hospital until her flight on July 7, as she, a single mother of two, also had an elderly mother with dementia, plus the shelter provided by the employment agency could cater for her needs.
To ensure her safety, Tan is also flying with Liviani on Saturday.
In regard to the maid’s medical expenses, the interim bill was about S$85,000 (US$62,055) by the end of June. So far, online donors have raised S$25,424 (US$18,562), while the maid’s insurance only covers S$15,000.
Nonetheless, the employer planned to utilize her children’s college fund to cover the fees on behalf of her worker. She continued to appeal online for more people to help as Liviani is expected to have follow-up visits and aftercare when she is back in Indonesia.