A 4 year old Nukumah Kwaku Junior at Tapa Amenyuikofe in the Biakoye District of the Oti Region is battling with an “unknown” sickness and needed the help of the general public to seek a medical care.
The sickness which according to the family is unknown befalls their son about a year ago and continues to torment the little boy till today.
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 center they visited have told them exactly what is happening to the little boy.
He added that Junior was not born with the condition but as he grows, his head begun swelling, his eye balls are no longer stable and his body became very weak making him unable to either stand or walk.
Referral report dated April 29, 2020 suggested that, Mr. Soti took his grandson to the Worawora government hospital where they were referred to 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, medical report sighted by the Finder Newspaper shows that, little Junior is diagnosed of 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 characterized 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.
By: Akpabli Daniel Yao /Oti