Toddler needs N5 million for corrective heart surgery
Twenty-month-old Arthur Moffat was recently diagnosed with an acyanotic congenital heart defect, otherwise known as a hole in the heart. Authur, who is being managed with an anti-failure medications, however requires N5 million for a corrective heart surgery.
According to a Medical Report signed by a consultant paediatric cardiologist at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Shagamu (OOUTH), “an echocardiography study done on Authur at 15 months of age revealed perimembranous VSD with pulmonary stenosis.
“He has been managed medically with anti-failure medication and his condition has also been complicated by failure to thrive despite optimal medical management. As such, surgical repair of the defect is advocated.”
His mother, Mrs. Victoria Moffat told The Guardian that she noticed that the baby’s growth became stunted when he was six months old.“He was experiencing severe pains and hard breathing. When the symptoms persisted, we were referred to OOUTH, where a heart x-ray and ecogram were done twice. We were told he has a hole in the heart and that he needs surgical treatment in India. The doctor told me that the older he gets, the more complicated his case becomes,” she added.
She is, however, appealing to well-meaning Nigerians, corporate organisations, non-governmental organisations and state governments to help save her son’s life.
Donations can be sent to Zenith Bank account: Victoria Moffat, 2117844791 or call the baby’s mother on 08062423845 to render assistance.
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