Five-month-old baby seeks N7million for open-heart surgery | The Guardian Nigeria News

Baby Abraham Bright Adewumi has been diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and an atrial septal defect (ASD), a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart.

ASD is a congenital condition, which means it is present at birth.

This led him to reduce his height and weight since he was born, at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

According to a report made available to The Guardian, and signed by doctors, Yinka Otetubi, Jide Adeyefa, Bamigboye-Taiwo as well as Professor John Okeniyi (consultant in pediatric cardiology), at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria, the diagnosis indicates Ostium secundum atrial septal defect and inlet ventricular septal defect.

Their findings include: multichamber cardiomegaly; Ostium secundum atrial septal defect; large inlet ventricular septal defect and dilated pulmonary arteries.

Therefore, their recommendations are parental counseling, pediatric cardiology follow-up, and open-heart surgical repairs, if and when possible.

The referring doctor, Dr. M. Joel of Ladoke Akintola University Hospital (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, said the baby needed urgent surgery for a hole in the heart.

Following doctors’ recommendations, doctors at Fortis Health Care, Okhla Road, India agreed on two surgery plans to cover up the holes. The first surgery will cost 7 million naira which includes; travel, medication and other medical expenses.

To save the boy’s life through the proposed medical surgery, the parents seek intervention through donations.

Donations could be made to Abraham’s father’s bank account. Name: Adewumi Gbenga Jacob: Bank: GTbank: Number: 0049410049. He can also be reached via his mobile number 08035259086.