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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

From childbirth that put her between life and death, to a child born with special needs- Singer, Jodie opens up about her struggles

Singer, Jodie in an exclusive and emotional interview with LIB revealed the struggles she went through during childbirth and the shock to hear that her son was diagnosed with Lissencephaly and Cerebral Palsy after two weeks.
"At a point during childbirth, my labour was extended, it was not progressing as we thought it would. So I had to do emergency CS. I feel grateful, my boy celebrated his first birthday recently. So saying this now, I'm remembering the birth. When they induced me, I slipped into unconsciousness at a point. I felt like I was in a void. It was me, myself and I for real."

Speaking on her child, she said that when her son, Chinua was born he didn't cry for nine hours . 
"My boy, after the labour issues and all of that, it affected him, he didn't cry for nine hours. They had to refer us to another hospital because of that. Thank God he later cried. When he was admitted, doctors said, oh! he is going to be this and that. We finally went home. Two weeks later, I started noticing the depression in his head. We had to do lots of scan  and eventually they diagnosed that he had cerebral palsy and Lissencephaly.
After her son was diagnosed, Jodie revealed that at a point she was being advised by doctors to leave her son with her mother else she would run crazy.  She spoke to LIB  on the emotional roller coaster it has been for her since the diagnosis and how she has continued to conquer. The decisions she has taken, her marriage and her future plan. The full video is coming soon...

42 comments:

glowy shoe said...

Its so painful but then again her joy is full that her son is alive for is 1st and he will be for many years to come

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Prince lexton said...

The Lord is your strength sister

Prince lexton said...

The Lord is your strength sister

Seyi said...

She is a survivor. Here is how to get a big penis

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

Jeez!!! Maybe that's why the husband left her....the Lord is your strength Jodie. I pray you son gets divinely healed in Jesus name, amen.


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Oghenetega said...

Such a Cute Young Boy..
I'm happy she sticked to taking care of the young Man.
And that smallie of a Husband that Left.
Its a shame on Him.
I.just hope its not bcuz of the baby He left Jodie & Leaving her 2 tk care of the young Man all alone.
Waiting patietly on the Full Video Interview.
And pls Jodie dust urself Up and Release Some Nice tune abeg.
U gat the Voice.

Engr. Usman E. Sunday said...

Your baby shall overcome all of these in Jesus name. No matter what the doctors report is saying, for only God has the final say. Don't ever give up on him.

Engr. Usman E. Sunday said...

Your baby shall overcome all these in Jesus name. No matter what the doctors reports says, only God has the final say. Don't ever give up on him.

Engr. Usman E. Sunday said...

Your baby shall overcome all these in Jesus name. No matter what the doctors reports says, only God has the final say. Don't ever give up on him.

Monemi said...

it's well

RareSpecie Z said...

Life (in Desree's voice).
Pray she conquer all her challenges.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Eyah!
Jehovah is her strength.

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Bonita Bislam said...

Hmmmmm every time I look at this life of mine, I never stop to thank God. Indeed, your health is your greatest wealth
I feel for her

riri said...

come here luv*hugs n kisses*.. its gona take alot of hard work but u wil b jst fyn in d end..

Anonymous said...

awwwh honi... ul b jst fyn... God gat u...

Anonymous said...

Jodie you have been through a lot..My prayers are with your and your lovely son

Anonymous said...

God bless you and strengthen you Jodie.

Anonymous said...

Jodie u r a strong woman...God will continue to strengthen you...God bless u Chinua

ella-b said...

E-hugs Sweetheart, you are more than a conqueror.

Anonymous said...

The Lord is your Strenght

Anonymous said...

Did she not do scans and tests during her pregnancy? Oh wow may God grant her the strenght and grace to walk this journey

Anonymous said...

GOD is your strength

Anonymous said...

Tears already running down my eyes, haven't even seen the video yet.

Lovina said...

I read this with tears oh God continue to strengthen her

Omolola Serah said...

The lord is your strength my dear..

Blessing Nsa said...

i love her, she is a very strong lady.
God Almighty will see you through every storm, stay strong and focus on God.

Anonymous said...

Jodie be strong about the condition of your child the Lord is your strength. Please women should not be left to labour for too long before bringing out the baby it has very adverse effect.

Loveth Best said...

It is well with you Dear

Babyoku Oku said...

Aaaaah God is your strength...

Anonymous said...

Kush Kush baby....love you...

Hrm paul said...

Jodie my kuchikuchi God bless u for being an awesome mother.God is your strength

Abvale Odijie said...

It is well with you sis.... God is your strength

Anonymous said...

And the asshole husband left..smh men are sooo predictable.

Chinyere Adeboye said...

my God will strengthen you....he got you Jodie

Anonymous said...

Jodie your son is soo adorable, and you are a good mother stay strong. i was not so sensitive to issues like this till a very good friend of mine had a special needs child, it can happen to anybody. your boy would grow up to be a fine young man have faith in God, equip your self with lots of info and also join a support group of parents with special kids. it is well my darling. love...

RayofHope said...

It is going to be ok beautiful

lami said...

The Lord will see her through in Jesus name ,nothing is difficult for God.

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...God is your Strength dear jodie.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jodie i love your voice, i love your songs, knowing you are such a strong woman endears me more to you. here is a thousand e-Hugs from me to you and your blessed Son. Keep winning!

Anonymous said...

Pls Jodie, I just want u to hold unto God, be strong for ur son, upsef n pls do early intervention for him. I have a 4yr old on d autism spectrum, I kn hw many tyms I had planned to jump into 3rd mainland buh question is who wil to care of him. So far, he hz rilly improved with early intervention. Don't give up dear, he Hz a future lik every other regular child.be strong cos u will testify.

Anonymous said...

Pls Jodie, I just want u to hold unto God, be strong for ur son, upsef n pls do early intervention for him. I have a 4yr old on d autism spectrum, I kn hw many tyms I had planned to jump into 3rd mainland buh question is who wil to care of him. So far, he hz rilly improved with early intervention. Don't give up dear, he Hz a future lik every other regular child.be strong cos u will testify.

Anonymous said...

My dear... Jodie. I'm an old friend. Please be strong. Pray over your sons head daily. The name of Jesus is a powerful name. His brain will develop contrary to Doctors opinion. China is a lovely boy who deserves all the love you can give him. He will be great!!! To the shame of the devil and his agents.

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