Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Rescued pregnant 13-year-old Nigerian to undergo C-section

Ekemini, the 13-year-old girl pregnant girl who was rescued by Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven and her husband David Emmannuel Umem, will be undergoing a caesarean section operation because doctors discovered that the position of her baby in the uterus is abnormal and her pelvis is not completely developed due to her age. In the picture above, she is seated with Hope, who was also rescued as a worm-ridden baby. 

Anja shared  this story below: 

"Last week I told you about Ekemini, a 13 year old pregnant girl who David Emmanuel Umem and our team rescued and brought to DINNødhjælp/ACAEDF Childrens Home in Nigeria.
Since we rescue this beautiful young girl we took her to the hospital for examination. 
The doctors discovered that the position of her baby in the uterus is not normal, so she will not be able to deliver her baby vaginally. 

So next week Thursday Ekemini will have a cesarean section operation. Besides that, because of Ekemini´s very young age her pelvis is not completely developed so if she deliver her baby vaginally the labour might be prolong, and where there is prolong labour complications might set in. 

As you also know Hope is also having an operation. Hypospadias is an inborn condition in which one has an incomplete developed urethra. Urethral meatus opens incorrectly at various locations along the underside of the penis, scrotum or in the perineum. The doctors found this inborn condition on Hope.
We have been waiting a very long time for Hope to be operated, but always remember that we are living in an area where the health system is not working as you know it to do in the western world countries.
On the 27 of May our nurse Rose will take Hope to see the doctor for him to make all the necessary tests on Hope that is needed before his hypospadias operation. And after the tests has been made a date for the operation will be arranged. 
The caesarean operation of Ekemini and the hypospadias operation of Hope is very expensive so if you want to help us pay for the two operations please make a donation to DINNødhjælp through our website here: http://www.dinnoedhjaelp.dk/stot-os/