A coupleâ€™s joy for begetting twins was shattered as one of the them had two â€œnosesâ€. Fred Kasadha, 21, and Betty Nabirye, 19, of Nakyaaka village in Butansi sub-county, Kamuli district were baffled over the protruding foreign body on Naume Kawudhaâ€™s face.
The twins were born on March 20, but Kawudha had â€œstrange fleshâ€ located just between her eyes, now referred to as the â€œsecond noseâ€.
â€œIt has two tiny holes like nostrils located opposite each eye and emits fluids at intervals. However, the fact that it is growing bigger has left us perplexed,â€ Kasadha said on Monday.
The strange piece of flesh has also made the childâ€™s eyes swell, an indicator that she may have sight impairment in the future.
â€œDoctors advised us to use syrups fortified with vitamins to relax the swellings, but when given the medicine, the child gets a high temperature and fever,â€ Nabirye said.
Kawudha was taken to Kamuli Mission Hospital where the doctor, after a thorough examination, referred them to specialists at Mulago Hospital for an operation.
â€œWe were told the problem can be corrected in Mulago, but we cannot afford the costs,â€ Kasadha, a peasant and brick layer, said.
The couple is appealing for financial support from well-wishers for the operation.
Medical experts termed the anomaly as a congenital growth overlapping the nose that needs immediate action.
Dr. Thomas Ssuubi of Ssuubi Medical Clinic in Mateete, Sembabule district said such complications occur during pregnancy when some body parts are being formed.
Sympathisers seeking to assist Naume Kawudha can call 0753 974140 or 0754 067669 for details.
Kamuli child born with â€˜two nosesâ€™