A TWO-YEAR Old boy Joseph Mubanga is agonizing in pain and discomfort from unknown disease that affected him few months after birth.
Mubanga has a strange illness that has been growing in his back suspected to be a
tuma tumor disease.
Something just started like a pimple six months after birth and became difficult to treat.
His father Mwape Mubanga 35, a peasant farmer in chief Shibuchinga’s area along Solwezi road narrated that he is filled with grief every time he realizes the agony that his son was passing through.
“I have never rested since my son started suffering from this illness and I have been too many places seeking solutions but no avail” Mr Mubanga said.
Mr Mubanga a father of five including Joseph a fifth born child narrated how his son started suffering.
He said six months after birth in 2013 that a small pimple developed at the back of his son and thought it was just a simple thing which could finish on its own, but continued growing.
After realizing that it was not finishing and continue growing Mr Mubanga took his son to Muchinshi health center in Solwezi North Western Province for treatment.
Mr Mubanga said doctors from Muchinshi health center referred him to take his son to Arthur Devision Hospital (ADH) in Ndola.
He said by then his wife who died in 2014 a year later after Joseph was born was still alive.
“My son was admitted at ADH for three months, but to my surprise for three occasions when doctors attempted to conduct operations on him could not workout, because he was becoming ill and doctors could not proceed the operation but to suspend and book for another day and all fails to workout” Mr Mubanga said.
Though it fails to work out Mr Mubanga did not end there, but also took his son to Chinese doctors at Gomes Hospital in Kasumbalesa.
He said Chinese doctors asked him to pay K3,700 to conduct operations on his son, but he did not have such amount of money to allow his son operated.
“When I went back home I opted to take my son to Mutenda clinic near my home place so that he can be only given pain killers because it is too painful that boys whole night, but doctors at Mutenda clinic also referred me to University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka for operations” He said.
“I’m appealing to the Government, Organization, Non-Governmental Organizations and well wishers to help me financially that my son can be taken to Lusaka for treatment may be he can get well by God grace through successful operations” Mr Mubanga said.
Those who wish to stretch hands to help Joseph to go for treatment can contact: 0968 525535 or author’s contact numbers: 0967-634923/0955-893032