K24 TV anchor Betty Kyallo has shared heartbreaking details of her daughter’s health and how they struggled for months.
At the beginning of this year, her four-year-old daughter Ivanna went into a coma and got admitted at the ICU at Nairobi Hospital Children’s ward for a month as specialists tried to figure out what was wrong with her.
“For the Larger part of her diagnosis doctors couldn’t even figure out what was wrong with her. We did numerous tests looking at every organ and blood but for a long time of hospitalization in Nairobi Hospital Children’s ward we couldn’t find it,” Betty posted.
Before she went into coma, Betty said, her daughter stopped walking, talking, eating and at some point she could not even keep her eyes open.
“Early this year my sweet lovely daughter Ivanna was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. It was marked by a sudden widespread attack of inflammation in the Brain and spinal cord called ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis)” Betty posted.
FELL INTO DEPRESSION
The ever bubbly anchor revealed how she fell into depression after her daughter fell sick and the countless nights she spent at the hospital as doctors tried to treat her.
“As a mother this was my lowest time, I was crushed every day seeing my daughter wasting away and Couldn’t do anything,” she added.
Betty said she did not want to share about her struggles with her daughter’s illness but it took a lot of convincing from family members.
”As another year once again comes to an end I cannot help but reflect and look back as this year has been a special one; difficult and extremely challenging to me and my family. It took a lot of convincing for me to share what I am about to share due to its sensitivity and privacy in nature, however I feel I won’t have done my duty to thank God for not abandoning us If I decide to be silent about it. If at the end of this message I will give heart to someone going through the same challenge, anxiety, fear and Loneliness I’ll sleep better,” she wrote.
Celebrating the end of 2019, Betty is grateful for the health of her only daughter.
“Thanks to God and the brilliant doctors that were so kind and gracious in their work and how they diligently treated my daughter especially Dr Ismail primary ICU pediatric carer for my daughter, the overall lead Neur-ologist carer Dr Oyatsi and ICU nurses, Ward doctors and nurses we finally found a name to what was eating her. She is fully healed. Amen! ,” she added.
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