A Ndola woman who collapsed during her wedding over the weekend has been admitted at Ndola’s Central Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for high blood pressure and is in a comatose state.
Theresa Bwalya Kabaso, who is 66, was scheduled to get married to Eli Kayula, 75. The two have been in a relationship for more than 40 years.
Ms Kabaso fell ill as the duo were exchanging wedding vows at Pamodzi Catholic Church in Ndola on Saturday and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.Mr Kayula said in an interview yesterday that his bride, who had a history of high blood pressure, was in a critical but stable condition, as informed health specialists.
“She has not gained consciousness from Saturday and she is just breathing with the aid of an oxygen support machine. The medical personnel are however optimistic that she will pull through and begin to talk soon as she still has the sense of hearing,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Kayula said the last two days have been unbearable for him after a weekend that started on a brighter note promising a lot of joy.
“I didn’t anticipate such an outcome because she was fine on Friday and Saturday until we got to the church where she complained of having a black-out before falling ill,” he said.