Yesterday I wrote about the young mother from Pokot area of western Kenya who had to be rushed to hospital to deliver her baby who was in a breech position.
Like many young girls and women in Kenya, this
mother has had female circumcision done, better known by some as female
genital mutilation (FMG) and medically as clitoridectomy.
The mother was rushed to a clinic at Kacheliba which is a
great distance away from her home (45 kilometres one way). Her child was born successfully with the help of
medical intervention. The mother lived too but is not doing well. She
is ruptured down below and needs surgery. I believe this problem is
called "fistula". The surgery to repair cannot be done at the little
clinic where the mother and child are currently admitted.
requires her travelling to another larger center (Kitale or Eldoret) and so a lot of
resources are required for the travel, the surgery and care while she is away from home. I'm not certain of all the details because there is
also the issue of her young baby and what to do with the child.
is a complicated situation and requires prayerful intervention. We need
some miracles here. Please pray for the missions team that is there now
and for the young mother and her child and family.
I give thanks for the prayers offered over the past two days. The baby was born in good health despite the very tenuous start. Let us hope the baby continues in good health and that the mother can be rehabilitated through surgery soon and that there will be no complications.