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Quatro: The Back Story
Quatro’s mother, who is of Karen descent, abandoned her after birth in June 2013 in a toilet bowl. Luckily she was found by Lerwathoo, a student of the Bamboo School and was rescued by Catherine Riley Bryan, known as Momo Cat. On 16/6/2013, with the permission of her uncle, she was taken to the district government hospital by Momo Cat and was told nothing could be done to her eyes. Catherine took her to the Mission Hospital in Bangkok to see Dr. Yupin, an Eye specialist, where the first surgery was done. Quatro was only 10 days old.
Six weeks after the surgery her left eye started twitching and the eyeball started a constant roll. A second surgical procedure was done however her left retina was damaged. She was admitted again, treated and was told her right eye was completely blind and her left eye would only have minimal vision. The eye specialist advised them to wait until she is a bit older and a cornea transplant will be done. In October 2022 Catherine noticed her vision blurring. Quatro was seen by a visiting ophthalmologist and was immediately advised to seek a second opinion with an expert. She was taken to a local provincial hospital, Paholpolpayuhasena Hospital and then referred to the Children’s hospital in Bangkok.
At Children’s Hospital, she was diagnosed with Peter’s Anomaly and was advised to have a prosthetic eye on the right side. To observe the left eye she would need to wear regular, protective glasses. Her next appointment with the specialist at Children’s Hospital was scheduled for 27/10/2023. Hopefully, her left eye can be saved so that she can see with this eye for the rest of her life.