Australian tourist who thought he had a bout of Bali belly is left fighting for his life in local hospital after insurance refused to cover a medical flight home
- An Australian father is fighting for his life in hospital after holidaying in Bali
- Mason Henn, 45, had thought he had just a bad case of Bali Belly on holiday
- He was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with pancreatitis in Bali, Indonesia
- Mr Henn took an emergency flight to Australia and is now in an induced coma
An Australian father-of-four who thought he had a horrible case of Bali belly is now fighting for his life in an induced coma.
Mason Henn, 44, from Perth, was holidaying in Bali with his wife and children when he started feeling intense back pain.
In just half an hour, the pain got progressively worse and Mr Henn was rushed to hospital, The West Australian reports.
An Australian dad, Mason Henn, 44 who thought he had a horrible case of Bali Belly is fighting for his life in hospital
Mr Henn’s son Bailey (pictured right) said his dad ‘went downhill very quickly’
His son Bailey said: ‘It just went downhill very quickly.’
Mr Henn suffered from a life-threatening case of pancreatitis.
Pancreatitis is a disease which stems from the inflammation of the pancreas and can cause severe pain.
The Perth father is now in an induced coma after he was urgently flown back to Australia on Saturday.
‘It’s really hard, really hard to see him like that,’ his daughter Amber said.
The Perth father is now in an induced coma (pictured) after he was urgently flown back to Australia on Saturday
The family paid a staggering $50,000 for the emergency flight from Bali to Perth.
Mr Henn’s brother-in-law Cameron Allen told Daily Mail Australia Mr Henn was medically evacuated yesterday and is now in intensive care in Fiona Stanley hospital, Perth.
Mr Henn’s insurer refused to pay the bill because Mr Henn had suffered from pancreatitis last December.
Cameron said it would be a very difficult Christmas for the family.
‘Life is not going to be the same and it going to be a very different Christmas this year,’ he told The West Australian.
‘Look after your loved ones, hold them and tell them you love them…life is precious!’
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family pay his hospital fees.
So far, $20,725 of their $30,000 goal has been raised.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family pay his hospital fees. So far, 20,725 of their $30,000 goal has been raised