Accountant Joan and Dan drove to Kampala in a private car with Simon and Mother Beatrice on Sunday morning as our employed driver Julius broke his arm. After a phone call with Dr. Andrew, who has started a new position as medical director at St. Francis Hospital Nsambya, it was decided Simon can get surgery in the pediatric department of the hospital. It is the same hospital where Stephen, who is suffering from epilepsy, received neurological care. The first preliminary examinations and laboratory tests took place on Sunday evening.
Little Simon had an emergency surgery on Monday morning with the diagnosis of an inguinal hernia on the right and lymphadenopathy on the left. On admission he had a swelling in both groins. The surgery was successful and everything seems to be going well now. Most importantly, the wound has to heal well without getting an infection. If we hadn’t brought him to Kampala immediately, it would have had fatal consequences for him. Simon was released today, on Wednesday, and will receive a check-up for review at the hospital next week.
Many thanks to everyone who helped so quickly in such a complicated situation. Without the support, we would not have been able to provide adequate medical help so quickly and effectively this year to the children who have been immensely suffering from illness.