Man cries for help as unknown sickness leaves grandson in critical condition

BY: Akpabli Daniel Yao/Amenyuikofe/OR

A four-year-old Nukumah Kwaku Junior at Tapa Amenyuikofe in the Biakoye District of the Oti Region is battling with an unknown sickness and needs the help of the general public to seek medical care.

The sickness, which, according to the family, is unknown, befell their son about a year ago.

The grandfather of little Junior, Mr Plateh Soti,  said all efforts made to take him from traditional herbalist to hospital to get Junior back to normal has yielded no result.

He said no treatment centre they visited has told them exactly what is happening to the little boy.

He added that Junior was not born with the condition but as he grew, his head began to swell; his eye balls are no longer stable and his body has become very weak, making him unable to either stand or walk.

A referral report dated April 29, 2020 suggested that Mr Soti takes his grandson to the Worawora Government Hospital, where they were referred to the children’s hospital in Accra for further management of the case, but he said he could not afford the bills.

“All the money I have was spent during the rounds and I don’t have any money left. Please help me save Junior’s life,” he said and burst in tears.

He is, therefore, appealing to the general public to help with the little they have so he can take little Junior to the hospital for treatment.

However, a medical report sighted by The Finder newspaper shows that little Junior is diagnosed with hydrocephalus and currently needs an urgent support to enable him seek medical care.

Hydrocephalus, also known as water in the brain, is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. This typically causes increased pressure inside the skull. It is a build up of fluid in the cavities deep within the brain.

The extra fluid puts pressure on the brain and can cause brain damage. It’s most common in infants and older adults. 

Hydrocephalus is characterised by head enlargement in infants. Adults and older children experience headache, impaired vision, cognitive difficulties, loss of coordination and incontinence. Treatment is often a tube (shunt) inserted surgically into a ventricle to drain excess fluid.

Source: IGnews

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