Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kigongo (Bull) Update


As many of you know, Kigongo (Bull)  has suffered from many things since birth. He has scoliosis, one leg shorter than the other which caused great pain: which we helped by having his special shoe made.  The real problem is with his longer leg, which for all of you who know him, know is covered with scars.  This leg was often infected when he was very little living on the island in Lake Victoria. The scars are from the machete which was used to drain the infections. This leg has always been a great source of much of his pain for which we feared may be bone cancer.  Moses took him to Kampala yesterday to have it looked at.

An appointment was made and we traveled yesterday. The examination and an x-ray reveled that an infection was eroding the born with an accumulated puss (boil) with in the bone hence the acute pain he is experience of late despite interventions. He recommended that a solution to the problem, would be a surgery if he is to be relieved of the pain and mitigation of further complications.
Unfortunately they didn't give me any write up( medical notes) save for the X-ray film and the payment receipts  but the rest are kept on file with in the hospital.
The doctor suggested that the hospital charges would be to a tune of 3,000,000= (an average of $1200.) he did said, its an expensive operation.So he advised that when raise the said money then we can make an appointment and after the operation then we should allow a minimum of a weeks' time while at hospital which could be the extra cost we could incur as up keep.  {MOSES}

We will keep you all updated on his progress as we are trying to get him scheduled for surgery.



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