[via Angel Mom foundation]
Du Chuanwang, the 13-year-old boy who made national headlines after two colleagues at the auto workshop he was working at forcibly inserted a pump nozzle (see picture here) into his anus, and pumped him up like a car tyre, is now recovering, but severe infections have appear to have set in.
Doctors at the Beijing Bayi Children Hospital, where the boy is receiving treatment, would only go so far as to say he is “temporarily out of critical condition, not absolutely.”
Last Friday, Du was transferred from intensive care to a single ward to give his family better access to him. However, according to Wang Qingyun of China Daily:
… Du is still battling horrific injuries, with infections caused by dying tissue still developing on his face and nose.
“The infections are on the patient’s face, mouth and alimentary tract. His heart, lungs, liver and kidneys all have problems at different levels,” Shen said.
Du Shehou, the boy’s father, told China Daily on Sunday that the infections were continuing to develop.
“It’s worse than when he was hospitalized in Xiajin,” Du Shehou said.
Shen said the hospital held a meeting on Friday to discuss Du’s condition and decided the treatment should focus on cleaning and controlling infections and protecting the internal organs… His nasal bone, palate and part of his tongue are all infected.
Following the nationwide outrage that erupted when news of Du’s case made headlines, donations have poured in to help the family cope with the boy’s medical bills. These were sent to a special bank account set up by Du’s father (bank account details here) as well as the Beijing-based Angel Mom foundation. Many netizens were sceptical, however, of sending money to the foundation when it was uncovered online that it was related to Red Cross, which has been beset with multiple PR disasters over accountability issues in the last few years.
As of Saturday, 900,000 yuan has been received in donations for Du, according to Chinese media reports.
Previously on Shanghaiist
13-year-old child worker under intensive care after colleagues pump him up like car tyre