want to see her.
mother. No one to hold her and kiss away the tears when she cries. She lay there alone in an unfamiliar world with no one to love her. Every time I look at her smiling
face I am relieved to know that she will not remember that part of her life.
me. I fell in love with her immediately.
adopting her because of her medical condition. My heart broke for this little girl, would no one give her a chance? Nicela was destined for house Nazareth and her chances of survival would be minimal as the vascular growth was pushing up against
her air way and she could not move her head.
be placed in our care while the adoption process is pending because of the medical care she needs.
hospital, the Red Cross hospital said that they would only see Nicela after six months.
used the medicine for two months but it had bad side effects and Jacques and I
decided to stop the medicine. The paediatrician, Dr Bristow, agreed with our
decision and said that if the medicine had not made any difference in 2 months, it will not make any at all. Our other option was to see a plastic surgeon and he referred us
to one. The MRI indicated that the lesion is in general very superficial and mainly venous (that is low pressure) in nature, which is positive. We phoned to make an
appointment and when we told the surgeon of Nicela’s condition he immediately referred us to Professor Zeeman at Panorama hospital, who specializes in this condition. A break, for once, I couldn’t believe it. What are the chances of the only doctor in SA who specialized in this condition being right here on mydoorstep. We got an appointment for 25 August 2014. I am so excited I wish I could make the clock tick faster. He can fix her, he can help her. She can wear pretty dresses like other little girls and not be mocked or pointed at, like people do now. Our little girl will have a normal life, that we will make sure of. We will do anything and everything to help her. She is ours, our own little girl like I carried her in my own womb for 9 months.
because she has no idea of how painful her past was or of what her future holds. I
am so glad we found her and she found us.
weeks overdue at birth and because of the growth on her chest there was no space in the womb. There was a lot of pressure to one side of her head. Nikki lay in hospital for 3 weeks, still only on one side of her body, without moving her head, again causing tremendous pressure to one side of her skull.
prepared to collect it and then another trip for measurements and progress.
so many other unexpected, unplanned expenses extra a month with a new baby in the house that we just can’t afford it. Even if medical aid was approved this cost will not be covered. I just don’t know what to do anymore and I can see that Nikki feels
ACC: BABY NICELA
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