30-year old Swede, Marcus Millberg, is hospitalized in Thailand with brain injury due to a motorcycle accident at Koh Phangan.
The respirator is keeping Marcus Millberg alive, but soon his family will be out of money to support the hospitalization.
“We haven’t received any kind of support from Sweden at all, we’ve paid for anything ourselves”, Marcus Milbergs dad, Magnus Millberg, tells Swedish newspaper, Expressen.
Marcus Millberg was on his way to his hotel at the Thai Island Koh Phangan when the accident occurred last Sunday, 21. February. His dad reports:
“As I’ve heard a moped came from a cross street and Marcus tried to dodge it but didn’t manage to and now he has a serious brain injury”, he says.
“It’s a nightmare, your child is the single closets thing to your heart”, he continues.
Marcus’ friends arrived to the scene about half an hour after the accident. They say that he was taken by an ambulance but at the hospital they had linger before they examined his injuries.
“They will not begin before they have a any kind of guarantees for payment. They were just keeping him alive. So was one and a half day before they started the examination”, Magnus Millberg reports.
Now he’s at the hospital in the area, but treatment is getting costly. A few days prior to the accident Marcus Millberg’s travel insurance expired. The treatment costs a now nearing 1 million SEK.
“There’s no support from Sweden at all, we pays everything out of our own pockets. The respirator costs 20.000 SEK per day. The best thing to do would to be bring him home, but the transport expenses should cost 1 million SEK, and we can’t cover that”, Magnus Millberg states.
Now friends of the Millberg family have started a foundation to bring Marcus Millberg home.
Wednesday morning he underwent a brain surgery.
“If hadn’t been operated he would have had a 10 percent chance to survive. It went well, but his state is still critical”, says Magnus Millberg.
“There were no new bleedings, so that is positive. They’re positive that he’ll be able to walk agian, because his spine is not broken, but he’ll suffer from epilepsy and likely he has lost ability to speak”, he continues.
Now they’re planning to relocate Marcus Millberg to a hospital with better abilities to handle potential complications.
“We ignore the risk that we might well our house, our car and everything else, as long as Marcus is will be alright. Luckily we had some savings. But there might but others that doesn’t. You has to be covered to your teeth”, Magnus Millberg ends.