Thursday, February 4, 2016

Photos: 22-month old girl undergoes successful skull defect surgery in Canada

The 22 month-old girl, Fidelis Muthoni from Makuyu in Murang’a county, Kenya who was suffering from frontal encephalocele underwent a free operation in Toronto, Canada to remove a bone growth on her face.

The Canadian doctors volunteered to operate on her for free when her father Kenneth Kinuthia met them in Kiambu county during a medical camp. Muthoni’s plight was highlighted when the family accused her uncle, Hope Foundation founder Joseph Wanjau, of misappropriating the ticket money.
The family said Wanjau voluntered to raise cash on social media to assist them  but he later withrew the Sh2.8 million raised without their consent which made it impossible for Muthoni to be flown to Canada.

Fortunately, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta intervened and bought air tickets for mother and child to travel before the appointment was called off.
A Kenyan couple in Toronto – Irene & Joseph Maina – also kindly offered to host Martha & Fidelis for free, for as long as they needed. In addition, Irene who is a nurse by profession took it upon herself to transport the two and attend numerous pre-surgery consultative meetings and tests in preparation for Fidelis’s surgery.

Various reports and individuals have at different times erroneously cited Fidelis’s condition as a tumour. Now that the first surgery has successfully been completed and with help of some reports from her doctors, we can correct that. What Fidelis has is referred to as frontal encephalocele, a skull defect characterized by partial lack of bone fusion leaving a gap through which a portion of the brain protrudes.

These images are a 3D replica of Fidelis’s skull before the surgery. You will notice that she was missing the frontal bone (at the forehead) leaving her brain exposed and hanging on the outside.
The goal therefore of this recently performed surgery, known as anterior cranial vault reconstruction, was to enlarge her skull so that the part of the brain hanging outside could be pushed back in. After successfully doing that, the surgeons then grafted a bone from her skull to cover the opening so that she now has a forehead.

 
Part of the surgery is done and there remain other complex surgeries which will among other things involve residual cosmetic work that is needed to reconstruct the nose and bring her eyes closer together. Unfortunately, due to Fidelis’s age (22 months) and an infection that developed after this first surgery, subsequent surgeries will have to wait until she is much older.

On January 25, Fidelis was medically cleared by the team at Sick Kids, referred and accepted into the care of two doctors in Kenya: Dr. Bernard Githae, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Kenyatta National Hospital and Dr. Peter Wanyoike, a consultant neurosurgeon formerly of KNH and the one in charge of Fidelis’ referral.

Baby and her mother who is expecting her third child in March returned to Kenya on Monday, February 1.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

omg




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Anonymous said...

omg




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Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Hmmm.
God av mercy!

#FINEST

Daniel Miles said...

Jezzzz.....wish u quick recovery



Milez

PROPHET BAAL.LINDA FUTURE HUSBAND said...

Thank God for her life.

Ogechi@ afakos@yahoo.com said...

God bless doctors. And thank God for the success of the surgery.

Ivy Godspower said...

Woooooow




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STERN said...

THANK GOD!

Anonymous said...

wow....

cheltreacy said...

Thank God for success of the surgery.

dj banti said...

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THELMA BLACK said...

God heal her

WHO U HELP? said...

#EkeleDi'ri-Jesu!
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@LindaOgheneTryAskYourSelfSef...
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#WhoGovernmentHelp?

Richard Kufre said...

Fidelis Muthoni God will bless and keep you Ijn Amen

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Eyah

success baby said...

Enter your comment...thank God for saving her life

kene2chukwu said...

wonder...God help have mercy on her

NAFISAT ABDULWAHAB said...

Eeya..

Davido's driver said...

People are wicked o. How can you eat someone's surgery money?

Juliet Iwuno said...

All thanks to God Almighty. Lindiway please always warn us before posting such pictures. Linda take note!

bunmi said...

Enter your comment...in pain

JAYZSBOSS said...

Oh my goodness

golda awosika said...

Wow, I hope smtyn is done as she grows




#*karlishah*

Oshios Baba said...

Eya

Alabekee Ola said...

Thank God for a successful surgery

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Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmmm God be with her.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Awww! So happy for him.
may God bless all,who made this a success.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Vivian Reginalds said...

Poor kid
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Juliet Dim said...

She looks happy and lively... Thank u Jesus for the life of this princess

Anonymous said...

Thank God help was made available. God uses those that want 2b used,her uncle refused 2 b used by God,i'm certain he must ve finished d funds raise cot-c baby fidelis

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Na wa o.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Na wa o.

nekkymighty said...

Chai,jehova will perfect all that concerns her,shes such a cutieee,see her smiles....its well!

Bonita Bislam said...

Choiiiiii

Lillie dear said...

Eya...poor baby

Linda Boyfriend said...

Ambasssadorial healing

Chinco bee said...

Such a kid full of life

Thank God

anita gold said...

Hmm!

chinwe assumpta said...

See him full of life, thank God

otee elizabeth said...

Nice

rossy said...

She's so cute. God grant her a speedy recovery IJN. Amen

Nnenne George said...

Wishing her total recovery.. And I trust Canada, the best in medicine & surgery 👍

princess kehinde said...

Wishing her quick recovery

Miriam Aguzie said...

Hmmmmm!! Odi egwu!#Lindangwanu#

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

God. Have mercy.

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Na wa o. Baby girl you will be fine

MummyChristmas said...

May God perfect her healing

Uche Anaekwe said...

Quick recovery to her IJN

Ay.com said...

Stil cheerfull Lookinng good you will be fine soon

Prisca Chijioke said...

Thank God


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Maureen Mordi said...

Na wah oh

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Thank God

odusbaby nnunu said...

Omg, seriously? Odusbaby.

Jude Akinwole said...

I pray all goes well in the successive surgeries. She will be well IJN

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...tank God 4 her life

Anonymous said...

poor kid

DADDYSWIFE said...

Nawaoo.God u r great
#nothankyoui'dratherbeselfmade

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