Ryan Ochieng

Kenya Viral Toddler 1-3 Recovery with After Effects Co-ordination Problems
Ryan Ochieng

Ryan (son) two years old was diagnosed with viral meningitis in Nakuru Level 5 Hospital Kenya.

it took longer for the doctors to identify the disease. At first, he was being given medication of pneumonia which didn't work, in fact, contradicted what was not known(meningitis).

He went through Three scans, two CTs and an MRI. FINALLY, there was also an identification of a communicating hydrocephalus, therefore I had to buy a VP shunt hence the surgery.

"The boy lost his eyesight, can't do anything that he could do before. No movement, no speech just nothing except eating."

The boy lost his eyesight, can't do anything that he could do before. No movement, no speech just nothing except eating.

We are now trying to do some physiotherapy on a regular basis. We (the mother and I) are just now believing in God for help.

Calisto Ochieng
March 2020

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