Within the first few hours of my life, doctors told my mum that I won’t make. Not only did I make it, but I was also breathing by myself within the first 24 hours. Even if I was born 3 months premature and weighing only 1 Kg. I just asked my mum when was it that she noticed something wasn’t right.
They told my mum that I will be non-verbal, blind and won’t walk the only real bit was that I can’t walk. My mum was pregnant, and with the shock, she miscarried that day, and I blamed myself for the death of my brother for years.
I was about 9 months, and she would try to make me sit; I would fall backwards; she took me to a paediatrician. He told her that I couldn’t sit because I was premature but being that my mum is an ex-nun and nurse didn’t believe him. The next two doctors would solve the puzzle.
One of the doctors was British, and he told my parents. That at the time, the hospital didn’t know how to handle premature babies. And I had a lack of oxygen to my brain while in the incubator which caused me to have Cerebral Palsy. What happens next is what’s heart-breaking for me looking back as an adult.
To Be Continued…