Mystery! Baby delivered without head

Date: 25-01-2011 12:20 pm (13 years ago) | Author: Aliuniyi lawal
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For the Ajibola family, a young couple that reside in Jos, the second pregnancy of the wife, Yemisi, was a unique one. After waiting for six years to have another baby, the news of another baby on the way was good news until the baby eventually came and it turned out to be twins. A siamese twins  joined in the genital area.

Born last Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at home around 3.00 a.m., the siamese twins were meant to be buried apparently because of their bizarre status and the feeling that they might be dead. But luck came their way as one of them was noticed to be breathing. They were immediately rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State.

Weighing about 2.5 kg before surgery, the twins were living on one heart. Although, the baby girl was fully formed, her other twin had no head; its legs, intestine and other organs were partially  formed, while its sex status could not even be confirmed. They were born three weeks before the expected date of delivery suggested by ultrasound test.

Though, these siamese twins are not the first in Nigeria,  they were  the first to be separated at UCH, Ibadan, after its refurbishment by the Federal Government as one of the nation’s five star-hospitals during Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.

It took the six-member team of medical experts, led by Dr Olukayode Ogundoyin, a paediatric surgeon three hours in the theatre to separate the co-joined twins described as a parasitic type. The twin that had no heart but relied on the other to breathe as well as get nourishment from their mother.

After the operation, only the girl baby made it. The other which had no heart, intestine and legs had to be sacrificed for the surviving girl who had greater percentage of survival and a complete organ and body system.

For the little girl recuperating at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, the surgeons had to do a reconstruction of her honeypot as well as correct the position of her anus.

There is no reason to fear that Baby Ajibola would not grow up to be a lady or that the surgerical operation might later on affect her ability to procreate, considering the results from CT, MRI and others that were carried out on her by her doctors.

No doubt, the parasitic nature of the partially formed baby explained why the well-formed twin, after the surgery weighed 2kgs and the rate at which she was gaining weight under the intensive care.

Meanwhile, the improperly formed twin had been sent to pathologists for a thorough assessment. However, what caused a disruption of growth in the siamese twins remains a mystery that the hospital might unravel in a short time from now.

Mr Kazeem Ajibola, the 33-year old father of the siamese twins, who works with a lotto company in Ibadan stated, “when they were delivered at home, we were so scared and initially thought about burying them, until we noticed that one was breathing.”

Mr Ajibola said it was not to his knowledge that his wife was going to deliver a set of twins.

According to him, “we have been separated for a while. While she stays in Jos, I had relocated to Ibadan. But I send money regularly to her for upkeep and part of the money sent was to cover things like ultrasound test.”

Certainly, the decision that Mrs Jumoke Ajibola, a patent medicine vendor, when she is close to her expected delivery dates should travel back to Ibadan is not surprising considering the persistent, unrest in Jos and its environs.

Mr Ajibola, while claiming that the wife was receiving antenatal care from a community-based birth attendant in Jos, said the improper growth of the second  twin could not have resulted from an attempt by the wife to abort the pregnancy.

“Our first baby is about six years old and already there are pressures on us to have another baby. Aside, the fact that we have been warned never to abort a pregnancy, already, pressure is being mounted on us to have another baby,” he declared.

But it is not yet uhuru for baby Ajibola.  The parents still need a lot of financial support for her medical care at the hospital. Nigerians should please come to her aid.

Posted: at 25-01-2011 12:20 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- blings_is_back at 25-01-2011 12:45 PM (13 years ago)
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hmm
Posted: at 25-01-2011 12:45 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- waco at 25-01-2011 02:52 PM (13 years ago)
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na wa o

Posted: at 25-01-2011 02:52 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- Peter_Ade at 25-01-2011 03:02 PM (13 years ago)
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dis story is super.  SUPER STORY
Posted: at 25-01-2011 03:02 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lanudja at 25-01-2011 03:13 PM (13 years ago)
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No be small super storyooooo
Posted: at 25-01-2011 03:13 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- judichi at 25-01-2011 03:17 PM (13 years ago)
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Wonder shall  never end.
Posted: at 25-01-2011 03:17 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bismack at 25-01-2011 03:27 PM (13 years ago)
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thnkGod
Posted: at 25-01-2011 03:27 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- shaoyang at 25-01-2011 04:14 PM (13 years ago)
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2nded
Posted: at 25-01-2011 04:14 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- blings_is_back at 25-01-2011 04:28 PM (13 years ago)
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mm
Posted: at 25-01-2011 04:28 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
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- kinkino at 25-01-2011 04:38 PM (13 years ago)
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Our God is able
Posted: at 25-01-2011 04:38 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Peter_Ade at 25-01-2011 04:42 PM (13 years ago)
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to do wat?
give headless baby ??
i no think say na god dey do dat.
Posted: at 25-01-2011 04:42 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onyimau20 at 25-01-2011 05:05 PM (13 years ago)
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Thank God 4 their lives oo
Posted: at 25-01-2011 05:05 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mat-James at 25-01-2011 05:07 PM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: Peter_Ade on 25-01-2011 03:02 PM
dis story is super.  SUPER STORY

yes indeed another super story
Posted: at 25-01-2011 05:07 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- xena15 at 25-01-2011 05:23 PM (13 years ago)
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?

Posted: at 25-01-2011 05:23 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- omorewa at 26-01-2011 01:25 PM (13 years ago)
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hmmmmmmm God is great

Posted: at 26-01-2011 01:25 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- princesssally2 at 27-01-2012 12:16 PM (12 years ago)
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tnk God 1 survived!
Posted: at 27-01-2012 12:16 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mercycruise at 21-05-2012 01:18 PM (12 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 21-05-2012 01:18 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicco77 at 6-07-2012 09:39 PM (11 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 6-07-2012 09:39 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- adaeze777 at 5-11-2012 07:59 PM (11 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 5-11-2012 07:59 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- deboalabi262 at 6-11-2012 02:03 AM (11 years ago)
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Congrats to the Ajibolas....

Posted: at 6-11-2012 02:03 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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