The parents of a seven-month-old baby diagnosed with congenital hydrocephalus are pleading for financial assistance to save the life of their son.
Little Simon Mawuena Dzani was diagnosed with the health condition when he was just two months old and doctors at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital say the child can be saved only through surgery estimated to cost GHS5,643.
Congenital hydrocephalus comes about when a child is born with an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. CSF is a clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
Agnes Agyei Bempong, the 32-year-old mother of the child explained to Okatakyie Obeng Mensah on Accra100.5FM that they have spent in excess of GHS2,000 since the baby developed the condition.
The trader at Nsawam said the baby was due for surgery on 25 July 2018 but their failure to raise GHS5,643 made it fall through.
The baby’s swollen head is about two adult-sized heads put together.
The unusually soft veins of the frail-looking child have become visible on his swollen head.
His eyes have turned red and he is unable to sleep due to the insufferable pain, according to the mother.
Any individual and organisation that wishes to assist financially can send their contributions via mobile money to 0244889654 or visit the offices of Accra 100.5FM located at Roman Ridge to do so.