A case of a motherless 6 year-old boy(name withheld) without a shelter and diagnosed with HIV+, pulmonary Tuberculosis and pleural Effusion with clinic unit no-232161 (3-5-2013)
The 6years old was born in Ilesa, State of Osun Nigeria. The mother (name withheld)and the boy were abandoned by the family member along the highway; diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. They were rescued and they were admitted unto Wesley Guild Hospital Ilesa on 3rd may 2013. The mother died later and the boy too was diagnosed with HIV, pulmonary tuberculosis and pleural Effusion. Admitted into isolation children ward W.G Hospital cubicle 7D for management. No relation to stay with her in the Hospital. Below is the picture of the boy after being rescued;
St Benedicts Healthcare Foundation(SBHF) chairperson, Matron G.A Abonyi with assistance from Honorable Michael Oyewumi, scribe (Ilesa west Local govt) took over the care of the child. The child was found mal-nourished, pale with moderate dehydration, looking sad. Immediate care and comforts were given and a foster mother(name and address withheld) was located and she stayed with the boys mother during treatment in the living Hope Healthcare, Ilesa, osun state before she died.
All care and treatment continued on 9th may 2013 and the boy was discharged for out-patient clinic. Hon M.Oyewumi and Matron G.A Abonyi covered the Hospital bills on both mother and child. A widow(name and address withheld) was contacted and she accepted by taking over the child later with financial assistance from the organization. The child was later referred to the social welfare office at Ereja, ilesa, Osun state due to limited funds from the organization.
We had challenges in getting shelter for her(the child), adequate foods items, regular visits to the out patients Dept., for X-ray, drugs etc due to limited funds .