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By Chimezie Brown
An Ilorin-based dealer and mom of 4, Ifeoma Unachukwu, is at present battling with failed kidneys.
The 49-year-old petty dealer has been recognized with superior continual kidney illness and hospitalised on the College of Ilorin Educating Hospital (UITH), the place she is on dialysis.
For her to stay alive, she coughs out N70,000 weekly on dialysis and extra medication.
Her relation, Mr. Harmless Ezeugonwa, revealed that her ordeal began in February 2020 when she fell sick and was handled for malaria with out figuring out it was kidney illness.
He stated that the affected person went to a personal hospital in Ilorin, Kwara State, the place she was handled for malaria, however when there was no enchancment, she went to the Federal Educating Hospital, Gombe on suggestion for a kidney take a look at.
In the meantime, earlier than the remedy began at Ilorin, docs have been on strike. This necessitated her being taken care of on the instructing hospital in Gombe. Nonetheless, the final take a look at she did confirmed that her two kidneys have been past repairs and wanted substitute.
She was additionally hypertensive, therefore medical consultants suggested that she ought to be positioned on dialysis, weekly injection for anaemia. However the lasting resolution, in line with the medics, is for her to undego a Kidney transplant.
Ezeugonwa instructed Day by day Solar that Mrs Unachukwu undergoes dialysis 3 times per week on the charge of between N18,000 and N20,000 per session with further N10,000 for remedy and medicines each week.
“We’re, subsequently, interesting to well-meaning Nigerians to please help us in order that she will dwell once more for the reason that docs stated that the doable resolution was for her to go for kidney transplant in Abuja, the place a hospital has been situated to hold out the surgical procedure at about N12m,” he stated.
When contacted on cellphone, the physician answerable for the Renal Unit of the Federal Educating Hospital, Gombe Dr. Rasheed Alaya confirmed Unachukwu’s case.
He stated: “She has been underneath our administration on this hospital for over a 12 months. She is hypertensive and anaemic. The 2 kidneys are gone and he or she is doing dialysis recurrently. On our personal we’ve achieved the little we will. One session of dialysis prices virtually N30, 000. Because of the enormous funds wanted to handle it, her husband who appears drained stated they want help as she requires surgical procedure and kidney transplant to allow her dwell.”
In a letter supporting the attraction by Dr Oluwafemi Efuntoye, Marketing consultant Doctor and Nephrologist, Alliance Hospital Abuja, the place Unachukwu has been referred to for the surgical procedure, he disclosed: “The affected person offered in our facility on July 4, 2021 with scientific and laboratory options of continual kidney illness. She was being labored up for kidney transplantation on outpatient foundation, nonetheless was admitted on August 11, 2021 with options in medical phrases of left hemispheric cerebrovascular illness and pneumonia.
“She has made important enchancment and was discharged. Additional administration can be on outpatient foundation. At the moment she is on what we name upkeep haemsdialysis, anti-hypertensive, physiotherapy and anemia remedy.
“She has been dully endorsed that additional kidney transplant work up can be on outpatient foundation and would additionally require at the very least three periods of plasmspheresis remedy as a part of induction remedy prior kidney transplant surgical procedure.
“The entire means of transplant from analysis to discharge from the hospital is roughly 23-30 days. The affected person is predicted to bear 17 pre-transplant work -up which included blood grouping and rhtyping for the affected person and donor, full haemogram for affected person and donors, liver perform take a look at for the affected person and donor, and so forth,” Efuntoye said.”
Her husband, Mr. Jude Unachukwu, who lamented that his household has spent each kobo on them treating his spouse, appealed to Nigerians to come back to their support to make the poor girl dwell once more.
The household might be contacted on 08033734754, whereas donations might be made to Jude Unachukwu, 0039232964, Entry Financial institution.