Australian photographer fights for life in Bali hospital

Australian photographer fights for life in Bali hospital

Australian photographer fights for life in Bali hospital

Mr Masters was complaining of neck pain on Christmas Day 25/12/2020 and went to hospital


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Australian photographer fights for life in Bali hospital with neck infection that has seen him drop 32kg in a month .A fitness guru and professional surf photographer is fighting for his life in Bali with a neck infection that saw him drop more than 30kg in a month.Brad Masters went to Siloam Hospital in Denpasar on Christmas Day 25/12/2020 after complaining about a swollen gland in his jaw.   The father-of-one, who is originally from Fremantle in Perth, was using antibiotics to treat pneumonia just weeks earlier, but his partner Trish Kincaid said his neck was ‘scarlet and bigger than his head’ by December 25 th 2020.

Brad Masters is a professional surfing and snowboarding photographer who lives in Bali

Surgeons tried for four weeks to remove the widespread infection but, when the 41-year-old caught a superbug in hospital, he was placed in an induced coma and on life support.As a personal trainer, avid weightlifter and thrill-seeking surfer who has sought out the most dangerous waves to shoot with world champion Kelly Slater, Mr Masters normally weighs about 90kg.After spending weeks heavily sedated on life support, the muscled man is a shell of his former self at just 58kg.according his girlfriend Trish Kincaid, the doting father’s antibiotics were constantly changing after the bug spread to his lungs and he got pneumonia.The abscess on his neck almost killed him,’ the model said.He was transferred to another hospital and put on a ventilator for three weeks while doctors tried to remove more infection, but the pneumonia came back after the third operation.Brad was then put back on to the ventilator and life support machines under controlled sedation,’ she said.

Australian photographer fights for life in Bali hospital

Brad Masters with his model girlfriend Trish Kincaid on the Gili islands ( Lombok ).

Doctors were eventually able to clear the infected areas and close the wound on his neck, but Mr Masters’ now has a hefty medical bill because insurance company rejected his claims.The 41-year-old was extremely fit before got sick ‘Apparently [the neck infection] is one of the few infections not covered under the policy,’ Ms Kincaid said.The medical cost for his treatment is in excess of $75,000 and increasing daily by $3,500.’To give Mr Masters a fighting chance at survival, the family have pleaded with the community to donate to a GoFundMe campaign.

Australian photographer fights for life in Bali hospital

Brad needs to be in ICU possibly for a further month on a mechanical ventilator,’ the fundraiser read. Evacuation is vital for his survival and for his family who are retired to not go into bankruptcy.’The family hope to repatriate him on a medivac flight back to Australia, but exorbitant costs of about $100,000 stand in the way. His parents Biba and Russell are unable to fly to see him due to coronavirus border closures, as his brother Justin – who also lives in Bali – triesto raise enough to get him home to Western Australia.We are all praying in the hope he has the will to fight and return to a healthy state’ Ms Kincaid wrote. Mr Masters has lived on the resort island for the last three years with his 11-year-old son Kai.

Australian photographer fights for life

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