He was diagnosed with an exposed bladder few months after birth. Now the 9 months old Sahr Ngaujah has returned from Cairo, Egypt fit as fiddle after a successful surgical operation to correct his ailment.
Sahr is the first son of Safia Ngaujah and Kadie Mansaray of 5 Abbott Street Fourah Bay, and was diagnosed with “classic bladder exthrophy associated birth asphyxia i.e. ‘exposed bladder’.
But as fate could have it ‘Pikin Biznes’ a children focused charity group came to the rescue of this sick child and decided to take over his case, as the poverty-stricken parents could not afford to provide overseas medical attention for the kid.
On 20th May last year, Sahr and his mother were sent to the Pediatric Surgery Unit of the Korle-Bu teaching hospital in Ghana, but after two months of hospitalization the surgeons referred the case because there was no available expertise to address his case.
However Pikin Biznes did not relent, instead they appealed to the Egyptian Ambassador for his support which was readily granted.
The committee for humanitarian relief affiliated with the Egyptian Medical Corps offered to host the baby and to treat him at the International Kidney Hospital Pediatric Surgery section with an all absorbing expenditure.
According to medical report prior to the Cairo operation, the child was unable to suck soon after he was born and was tube-fed since the child has difficult feeding on its own.
Two days after delivery the child is said to have started convulsing for about two days until the convulsion was aborted with the aid of phenobarb.
The report revealed that an attempt was made to abort the child at about 5 months a gestation which failed which presumably might have caused the anomaly.
Speaking with the mother who was with the child for the surgery in Egypt; she expressed her profound gratitude to Pikin Biznes, and showered blessing on the Director Adonis Aboud.
She disclosed that the child is now fit as fiddle and is recovering at a faster pace.
Asked about the trip, Kadie disclosed the people at the hospital were very warm and hospitable.
Royal Air Maroc sponsored the return air ticket and the cost of travelling to Ghana $2,500 was paid by Pikin Bizness.