A successful surgical operation has been carried out on a five year old boy, who had been passing out urine through an artificial opening.
The New Vision carried a story highlighting the plight of Ezra Lukyamuzi, five, who was born with a deformity of a blocked valve of his penis. Lukyamuzi is a son to Edina Bugagga, a single mother of Makindye in Kampala. Nile Breweries Ltd staff and Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) through the Kalisoliso radio programme contributed sh1.3m to enable Lukyamuzi be operated.
The operation was carried out at Kibuli Hospital on Saturday last week.
Dr. Stephen Watya, a consultant urologist, who carried out the surgery, said Lukyamuzi was recovering steadily. â€œThe surgery was successful. My patient is now passing out urine through the urethra and he is playing normally like any other child,â€ Watya said.
Nile Breweries Ltd sales administration manager, Agatha Namaganda said, â€œGood life is the best thing one can give to a child. We thank The New Vision for publishing that article which revealed Lukyamuziâ€™s complication.â€
Dr. Marcel Kisaalu, a consultant urologist who first attended to Lukyamuzi in 2001 said due to lack of specialised surgical instruments to carry out operations on babies at Mulago hospital, they had to wait for Lukyamuziâ€™s penis reach a manipulatable size to enable the surgery be carried out.
Kisaalu, who had previously put an opening in the upper abdomen to enable the sick boy to pass out urine, advised parents whose children have such complication to take them to Mulago Referral Hospital.
Bugagga was grateful to everybody who assisted with the treatment of her son.
Ezra urinating properly