This is Keron and he arrived in the Toro Babies Home with the estimated age of four month in January 2021. His parents left him alone at their home, but luckily the neighbours found the crying baby. He was in a malnourished and anaemic condition so they admitted him in the Kabarole Hospital next to the TBH where he got special feeding. The matron tried everything to find the parents but the family changed the place where they used to stay and the father who is working as a taxi driver was always running away when the matron was coming to find him.
In February the Kyaninga CDC suspected a hydrocephalus (water head) which is causing the neurological symptoms and can be very dangerous for Baby Keron. They referred Keron to a Hospital in Mbarara (4-5 hours away) which confirmed the hydrocephalus and referred Keron to a special hospital in Mbale (around 8 hours away).
In the end of March they drove to Mbale to make futher diagnostics. The doctors decided to make another scan in the end of April to check if his head is still growing. At that moment the head was too soft for an operation.
The review in April revealed that his head is increasing normally and that there is no pressure on the brain anymore. The doctors advised physiotherapy and another review in the end of June. The physiotherapist of the Kyaninga CDC and the mother herself are doing good work in order to improve Keron’s condition.
Unfortunately, the Lockdown which has started in the middle of June because of COVID-19 made it impossible to drive back for the review and also the physiotherapists can not come anymore.
We hope that Keron will be fine and the physiotherapists can continue with their work as soon as possible.