As you would have seen on Huruma Children’s Home Social media platforms, our mum has been unwell for a while. Many of you might not know but on October 2018 she slipped in the bathroom but God is good she did not fall. As a result of the slip she experienced some pain in her right shoulder. Due to this we went to Kikuyu Hospital one of our major hospitals here in Kenya that deals with bones. An X-ray of the shoulder was done that showed her muscles were a bit affected where they gave her some muscle relaxers and pain killers.
In the month of January 2019 our Huruma Brick Wall was demolished by the government road contractors and this affected her. As a result because of the trauma she woke up with a lot of back pain one morning. We took her back to Kikuyu Hospital where the doctor requested for an MRI scan to be done to ascertain what was wrong with her back. The scan did not show a matter so she was put on Physiotherapy sessions twice a week.
The pain persisted and we decided to take her to Karen Hospital for some more tests. Here is where we found out that her blood had an infection, it had a low count, she had Pneumonia, and she had Pathological fractures both in the shoulder bone and the spinal vertebrae bone. As a result the Orthopedic doctor referred her for admission at the Coptic Hospital (Nairobi) for more blood tests and CT scans as well as for pain management as the doctor ascertained what was the matter.
The blood tests done showed that she was suffering from Multiple Myeloma (a rare cancer for the blood plasma). This came as a shock to all of us here in Huruma because Mama has never been sick before. It explained why her bones were weak thus the pathological fractures. She got admitted on 11th February 2019 and was hospitalized for 9 days where the doctors were conducting more tests as well as managing the pain which had become unbearable.
She was discharged on 19th February 2019 where we decided to seek a second opinion from a more qualified doctor who is specialized in blood and bone cancers. We are thankful to God that we got one of the best Haemato Oncologist in Kenya from the Aga Khan University Hospital who is following up on Mama on a weekly basis.
She will be following up a medication protocol that he has prescribed to fight the disease for about 6 months and after she is scheduled to go for a Bone Marrow Surgery in India. On a positive note, we feel more secure knowing that Mama is having a more qualified, experienced specialist in the stated diagnosis. We choose to believe that healing comes from God, however, we have tried to secure the best doctor in the country.
Thank you for your prayers and concern towards our Mama. We love you and we are praying for you too.
There will be a Fundraising on 06-July-2019 towards Mama Zipporah who requires a Bone Marrow Transplant Surgery in India for treatment of Multiple Myeloma (Cancer of the Plasma Cells in Bone Marrow) amounting to Ksh. 6 million (USD 60,000). The fundraising will be held at Huruma Children’s Home – Ngong on July 06, 2019 starting from 2.00 p.m.
Your Presence, Prayers and Generous Contributions will be Highly Appreciated.
Funds can be sent through:
1. M-Pesa Pay Bill No: 219557 (A/c No: Your Name)
2. GoFundMe – Mama Zipporah’s Cancer Treatment (www.gofundme.com/mama-zipporah039s-medical-care)
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