Segun Babatunde, Bauchi
Mrs Odubiro Adebisi, a 60-year-old woman from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State, has appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians to assist her in raising N20 million for a kidney transplant.
Adebisi’s medical report by the Babcock University Teaching Hospital shows that she has been bed ridden for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) that requires a renal transplant.
The report dated September 4, 2023, stated that “the above named is a known hypertensive who was referred to our facility on account of vomiting, generalised body weakness, abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing.
“There was associated weight loss, reduction in urinary output, and passage of frothy urine.
“There was also a history of pedal swelling and lack of blood for which she received three pints of blood”
“PCV on admission was said to be 15.2%, urea was 37.5 mmol/L and Creatinine 1.269 mmol/L.
“She is being managed as a case of Acute exacerbation of CKD secondary to likely Chronic Glomerulonephriti,complicated by uremic encephalopathy.”
According to the report, Adebisi would require more dialysis sessions and interventions as the definite treatment is a renal transplant requiring preliminary tests and post-operative investigations.
The report further stated that an overhead cost of about N20 million would be required as well as post-operative medication.
Additionally, in a letter Adebisi’s family wrote to solicit support on her behalf, it was stated that she had been advised by her doctor to go for a kidney transplant, adding that the recent tests carried out indicated that her two kidneys were no longer functioning as normal.
“Over the past few months, her health has been deteriorating, and after numerous medical consultations and tests, it has been confirmed that she needs urgent treatment for her kidney condition.
“Unfortunately, due to the complexity of the procedure and the ongoing medical expenses, the financial burden has become overwhelming for us.
“The recommended treatment plan includes a potential kidney transplant, which not only involves the cost of the surgery but also the expenses associated with pre-operative assessments, post-operative care, medications, and continuous medical follow-ups.
“These mounting medical costs have strained our financial resources to the point where we are unable to meet them alone”.
Her son, Mr David Adenuga, who spoke on behalf of the patient’s family, called on kind-hearted Nigerians to extend helping hands in this desperate time of need.
“We assure you that any contribution, no matter the amount, would be deeply appreciated as your support would be instrumental in ensuring that she can receive the vital medical care that she desperately need.
“Financial support towards Adebisi”s kidney transplant could be sent to her First Bank account number: 3050472812 with Odubiro Marian Adebisi as the account name and her son David Adenuga can be contacted at 09024203369″.