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Baby dies before surgery

By Carol Kasujja

Added 21st October 2020 07:06 PM

“I want to thank everyone who reached out to me through prayers and finances, but my baby failed to make it,” said Joan Nalubiri, a 25-year-old mother.

Baby dies before surgery

Joan Nalubiri with her late daughter Bukenya

“I want to thank everyone who reached out to me through prayers and finances, but my baby failed to make it,” said Joan Nalubiri, a 25-year-old mother.

The 10-months old baby who was supposed to undergo surgery at the Uganda Heart Institute passed on over the weekend.

Baby Bukenya who had difficulty in breathing and diminishing eyes started deteriorating last week until she died.

"I want to thank everyone who reached out to me through prayers and finances, but my baby failed to make it," said Joan Nalubiri, a 25-year-old mother.

Nalubiri, a resident of Ggaba, who called New Vision while in tears thanked God for the time she has been with her baby.

Medical documents signed by, Dr Michael Charles Oketcho, the head of the Pediatric cardiac surgery at the Uganda Heart Institute, indicated that Bukenya had a complex congenital heart anomaly. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) which required urgent surgical correction.

Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) is a rare congenital malformation in which all four pulmonary veins do not connect normally to the left atrium.

We would like to thank all our readers and well-wishers who reached out to the mother when we published the story when she was seeking for finances.

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