Parents of a little baby, Success Chisom Aniekwe who was born with both the male and female sex organs is calling on well meaning Nigerians to help them financially as its has become a source of his worry for them.
The little born Success Chisom Aniekwe who is said to in constant pain, especially when he urinates has reportedly been in and out of hospitals where series of tests and surguires have been recommended to help him.
Mrs. Chekwube Aniekwe who recounted how she discovered her baby had both sex organs told Daily Sun that the scan she did, while pregnant, showed that the baby was a gir but she, however said her confusion started when the woman, who gave the baby its first bath said the sex organ was not pronounced.
The confusion increased when the mother moved to circumcise the baby, as the family wanted to circumcise its female children.“Eight days of the baby’s birth, we went for the circumcision, when the woman noticed that my baby had both male and female organs. When the woman wanted to cut her clitoris, she said the baby was not a girl. She advised us to go back to his hospital of birth,” she stated.
The confused mother of three explained that she went back to the hospital, where the medical director examined the baby.
She said: “When the doctor looked at the baby’s case, he quickly referred us to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. When we got there, we were made to understand that we needed to do some tests before surgeries could be done to correct the anomaly. At the hospital, a pharmacist directed us to Isolo General Hospital. On getting to there, they said they could not handle the case.”
Mrs. Aniekwe who said in a bid to get solution for their child, they visited the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH said: “When we got LUTH, we were told surgeries were needed but would come only after some tests. We have not been able to do the tests because of lack of finance.”
“The last time we went to LUTH was in December 2013. At that time, one of the specialists told us that there would likely be two surgeries. We were also asked to do a hormone test to know whether the baby has womb, to know if another surgery would be added.”
“We made several attempts to raise money for the necessary tests but we could not and that is why we have not gone back to the hospital till now. Presently, we do not know what it would cost us to do the tests and the surgeries,” she stated.
She stated saying. “I am being embarrassed by the problem of the baby. Everywhere, I go, people get confused, as to whether the baby is a boy or girl. Initially, I used to dress the baby like girl. I also pierced the ears and put earrings. But as time passed, the baby’s look changed to that of a boy. People tell me my baby resembles a boy. Within me, I know that there is a problem. It was when the face started changing to a boy that I started giving him a hair-cut and dressing him like a boy, even when the ears are pierced,” she stated.
The baby’s father, Emmanuel who is optimistic about the outcome of the surguries the doctors have recommended said: “I will be very grateful if I could be assisted financially, so that the surgeries would be done. The baby is always in pains and too tender to be undergoing such. We have been blessed with a baby and, therefore, should be happy parents,” he stated.
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Sources: Daily Sun Newspaper