Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko on Tuesday, October 27, vowed to help a woman who has previously had three miscarriages and is fighting to help her newly-born child stay alive at the Kijabe Hospital.
Through his social media pages, Sonko highlighted the plight of Beatrice Yegon and her husband Moses Kiplang'at who have tried their best to get a child over the years but to no success.
"Doctors say Beatrice has a condition they refer to as Cervical Incompetence which leads to the premature rupture of the membranes. Her cervix cannot withstand the weight of a foetus. So on this fourth time, they decided to put Macdonald stitch and doctors recommended total bed rest," a statement posted by the governor reads.Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko speaking to journalists at KICC on August 21, 2020File
Despite the couple following orders, Ms Yegon developed complications and her baby was born at only 24 weeks instead of the normal 40 weeks.
He was 780 grams and was immediately taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he has been since August 12, 2020.
"Little Travis was put into neonatal ICU for two months. He had to be injected drugs to help some of his organs like lungs mature so he could breathe on his own but every week since birth he has presented new health challenges one after the other," reads the statement.
Kiplang'at narrated that his son was later diagnosed with anaemia and his platelets level dropped.
"Now three weeks ago, a head scan was taken and the report revealed that there is some water in the brain! This is the new challenge Travis is now fighting," he continued.
"Travis is being monitored by a surgeon because they are giving him time to gain weight before they can take him through a surgical procedure," he continued.
The governor has since rallied Kenyans to contribute and help the couple offset Ksh 900,000 which has so far been accumulated in the hospital.
Sonko is yet to reach out to the family, with Nairobi County Communications Director Jacob Elkanah indicating that certain protocols need to be observed.
"Today on giving Tuesday, I present Baby Travis to our online family. He requires our help to keep winning. Through our lunch gift we can see him fight his way out of the hospital," the governor stated.A screenshot of an invoice from Kijabe Hospital
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