DAVID JOSEPH KANU
DAVID JOSEPH KANU
In June 2019, Pikin Bizness undertaken another successful surgery for 14 years old boy David Kanu. David is a pupil of the Albert Academy Secondary School. The surgery which was done in Korle Bu Hospital Accra, Ghana cost Pikin Bizness a huge amount of money.
David was in school doing some practical work when accidentally swallowed a pin that He was holding. For three months David did not tell anybody about what happened to him in school and that period of waiting brought complication around his chest, and the first operation which was conducted in Freetown was not successful therefore the Doctor suggested that the boy be flown out of the country. During that period it was very much delicate even for the hospital in Ghana, but the operation was successful. Though it was a bit challenging due to lack of funding from donors and Pikin Bizness single-handed the cost together with one of the Board of Directors Dr. Wurie, contributed.
According to Dr. Adonis Abboud, he disclosed to Journalist in a press conference on the arrival of David Kanu that the complication of foreign body aspiration which affected David are:
Recurrent pneumonia (chest infection – He had one already that was how come he was hospitalized and through the investigations, chest x-rays and CT scan the foreign body was noted). “in fact he wouldn’t have told anyone of the pin if pneumonia hadn’t taken him to the hospital”.
Bronchiectasis (a long term condition where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a buildup of excess mucus that can make the lungs more vulnerable to infection). He added that the most common symptom of Bronchiectasis includes: a persistent cough that usually brings up phlegm (sputum) breathlessness over time.
Atelectasis is a complete or partial collapse of the entire lung or area (lobe) of the lung. In his case, during the surgery, the pin was embedded in the terminal bronchiole and was surrounded by pus. It was quite difficult for the doctors to remove the pin.
The CT scan that done in Freetown before his surgery was showing Pneumomediastinum (air leaking from the lungs to where the heart and other vessels and nerves are). According to Dr. Serebour “David review went well, thanks to God. He can now return back to full physical activities, no restrictions. We repeated his chest x-ray and the lungs are back to normal”.
David Kanu explained that after the surgery the first pain that he felt was behind his back. The pain he was feeling only God knows. David thanked the founder of Pikin Bizness, Dr. Adonis Abboud, and the team for the timely intervention and for giving him a second chance to live. David’s mother, Thanked God for bringing Dr. Adonis Abboud to Sierra Leone. She said she spent days praying for God to send a helper to solve their problem. “I am so grateful to this Organisation, and we will continue to pray for it to grow the more”. David’s father, Aruna Kanu seeing David is like him brought back to life. “He is my son and a friend to me. We are so close, I appreciate the urgency with which Pikin Bizness took the situation and how it was treated”.