Mom gives birth to four babies, then her doctor told her to give one of them up. But with more and more families, having twins, triplets, quadruplets and more also means an increase in resources to help them. We are still a young family with little babies.
Being away from each other for days is not easy. A woman who gave birth at the hospital has been slapped with a bill so huge that she had to leave two of her quadruplets and return home with the other two to raise money at birth.
We were premature, as most multiples are. All of us were under £5, while the youngest, who was the smallest brother, was incubated for two weeks. We were famous as a local news item when 26 year old Virginia Adambo walked into Nairobi South Hospital on February 1, 2021 to deliver her four bundles of joy. She didn’t envision walking out of the hospital with only two of her babies. Miss a Dumbo gave birth to quadruplets at 31 weeks on February 1 via C section.
But on the fourth day, she developed complications that forced her to undergo surgery after being born at seven months, the four brothers Michael, Jack, Teddy and Malik were kept in incubators as their mother continued to receive treatment. My legs and stomach got swollen and I got severe infection that was not responding to medication.
With my blood count dropping, I had a blood transfusion and ended up reacting to the blood that got me into the ICU while the boys were kept in the incubator, Mr. Dambo said. Two Left Behind A month later, on March 5, she was discharged from the hospital.
Her two boys have been discharged a week earlier, while two were left in the hospital with a possible discharge date set for Thursday, March 11. Jack and Malik were left behind because they had to gain some weight before they were discharged, the doctor said. They should be ready for discharge on Thursday, Ms. Adamo said. On the day of the discharge, Ms.
Adamo and her husband, Charles Nadoya went to pick up their babies and offered the hospital a payment plan for the 3.4 million shillings bill. The new father had only 200,000 shillings. I can only afford to pay 50,000 shillings each month as a family. We’re also planning a fundraiser. I’ll bring that money here, but to tell you the truth, I can’t get the 70% you’re asking me to pay.
The only money I have with me now is 200 chillings, Mr. Mcdoyn said in a meeting attended by this writer, Mr. Mcdowell and his wife. The hospital’s HR manager said the couple had to pay at least 70% of the total outstanding bill, amounting to 3.4 million shillings before the newborns can be released. The manager further noted that even paying the 70%, the hospital board would have to meet and discuss their care and agree on how the balance will be paid.
We’ve discharged the babies, but you need to pay 70% 1st, then the board can meet and look at your payment plan for the balance, the manager said. However, Dr Abdullah Malin, the neonatologist who’s been taking care of the quadruplet since birth, said he had not discharged the remaining two boys.
According to the doctor, the boys need to gain weight and be able to feed on bottles before leaving the hospital. As the doctor taking care of the children, I’ve not discharged them, they’re still under observation. They were feeding on tubes but we just introduced them to bottles.
They had to add weight too. Currently one is at one 4 kg while the other one is at one 6 kg. However, one cannot leave the other behind. They have to stay together. But Mr Nadon refuted the claims by Dr Malin and said that his boys have been introduced to the bottle by Friday.
Last week I was asked to bring the feeding bottle last week, on Friday and the boys have been off the tube since then. Even on Tuesday, when I visited them, they were using the bottles to feed, Mr Nerdyn said. He added that he received a phone call from the hospital informing him that the babies had been discharged and he should visit the hospital and pick them up.
I received a call from one Winnie who told me that the boys have been discharged. That’s why I even took the bills and went to the HR manager to negotiate on how to clear the bill but have the boys released, Mr Nadoon added.
When this writer called the hospital for a comment, she was put through to the deputy CEO’s office but there was no answer. Later, the phone operator said the deputy CEO had gone into a meeting. Mr Nadoon, a businessman who sells banking machines, has so far managed through friends, family and insurance to pay one 6 million shillings. We were willing to give the hospital our log books as we look for money, but they refused to take it. They say they can have a lot of log books already at the hospital for other unpaid bills, said Mr Davos.
The couple’s journey to their bundles of joy has not been an easy one. They had been trying to have a baby in previous years, but the journey had been stressful because Miss a Dumbo had ovarian cysts. It’s only last year when they were told they were expecting not one, but four babies. The family is now appealing to Kenyans of Goodwill to help them raise the funds so they can offset the bill. I’m calling for help from wellwishers may Kenyans of Goodwill help me clear the hospital’s bill.
It’s now 3.4 million shillings. But with the two boys still being detained in the hospital, the bill is expected to rise, Mr Dambo said. Days before this High Court judge, Weldon corror had ruled that a patient has no obligation to pay a hospital for the period he or she has detained in Hospital for failing to foot a medical bill. The declaration was in case filed by Ms. Emma Mutoni against Nairobi’s Women’s Hospital for detaining her over a one 7 million Shilling bill.
Kyalo, a businessman who sells banking machines, stated that he had managed to raise 500,000 shillings, relatives, friends, Church members, a pastor and family savings. He added that the family’s business had been hit by COVID-19 last year. The family is now appealing to Kenyans of Goodwill to help them raise the funds so that they’re able to offset the bill on its part. The hospital has called for a meeting with Kiao to discuss what can be done to deal with the situation at hand. Ms.
Matoni spent two months at the city hospital and her bill was 3 million shillings. At the time she was discharged on May 14, 2018, the bill had shot to 4 million shillings. This poor family was prevented from their own children newborns do not Sleep through the Night they can’t. A newborn that sleeps through the night will be dehydrated and have low blood sugar. It can also be a sign of illness.
They need to be fed when hungry, not on a schedule. And yes, this means they may wake every 30 minutes to 2 hours to eat at night in the day, whenever trying to delay night time. Feeding at this age will only end up with a screaming baby and you being wide awake and super ticked off. They need to be woken up to eat if they sleep longer than 3 hours less than a month old and 4 hours under two months old, they always show signs of waking before they cry. Feed a baby that’s sucking its fingers, blankets, etc.
Or looking for boob. Even if you don’t breastfeed, they’ll do. This breastfeeding is proven to provide more sleep for mothers, especially if they cosleep with their babies. Getting up to prepare and warm bottles is much more work than whipping out a boob instantly ready. A new study shows that even before infants learn to talk, they love heroes who stand up for justice and protect the little guy.
How can they care for babies? At the same time, it’s highly recommended for nursing moms to learn to nurse lying down. It can seem tricky at first, but it’s so worth it. Even if you don’t fall asleep, you’ll be more relaxed lying down and baby will sleep longer next to you. Babies need to be warm, but not hot or cold.
When sleeping, check the back of their neck for sweat and their hands for coldness. Do not smoke in the room that the baby sleeps in. Ideally, don’t smoke in the house at all. Nothing belongs in the bed other than a sheet, the baby and a blanket Bunting bag type blanket. Anything else can trap carbon dioxide and then the baby breathes that rather than fresh air.
Very unhealthy. No bumper pads, pillows, stuffies or comforters unless otherwise advised by a doctor for a specific medical condition. Babies should sleep on their back. They will not choke on their own spit up. They will not spit up with their tongues or turn their heads.
In our teen years, we began to really individually, the tables turned, the boys went their separate ways and I was left to figure out what it meant to be a girl on my own. Multiples often suffer through identity crisis and we were no different. The two boys each had their own sets of friends and I had mine. I was known as the sister of the boys to my brother’s friends, which constituted my own kind of identity crisis tinged with sexism and isolation. Having a sister would have been a comfort at that time.
Let the baby learn differences between night and day during daytime, play with the baby, laugh and talk a lot. Surround baby with lots of sunlight and activities during daytime. Follow evening routine of giving calming bath and last feeding. Dim the lights during nighttime and keep it calm. Babies will eventually learn that night is for sleeping.
For a normal, healthy, full term pregnancy, your body knows what it’s doing. It really bothers me when doctors try to measure the baby’s size in utero. Those measurements are less than 80% accurate and are often used as a scare tactic to try to get women to be induced.
Because inductions can be scheduled and are easier for doctors, you wouldn’t believe the number of women I know have been told their baby is either too big or too small. Then after a difficult induction, end up having a perfectly normal sized baby.