''Meet my loving husband, Ibrahim Ahmed. We got married in 2017 and welcomed our adorable daughter in 2019.
A very strong, hardworking, prayerful husband, "my guy" who shared big plans for the future with me.
Life had been great with us until January 2020, when a twist in life changed the course of our lives started.
My Sunshine, fell sick and was diagnosed with typhoid after some tests at the hospital (which happens to be his regular illness). He was administered drugs and some intravenous fluids and got back on his feet.
Before the end of the 2nd week in January 2020, he said he had to go for his check up and asked that I skip work and go with him. Because of the tone of his request, I had to seek permission from work to go with him to the hospital.
After his normal routine checks, he was confirmed fine although he complained about having an unusual blurry vision. He was seen by an optician who then referred him to LASUTH for further management and investigations.
We had to go through the hassle of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), the long queue and delays.
We decided to go for the recommended scan before our turn to see the eye specialist. After the scan, he asked to rest a little before going downstairs for the result because he was so tired.
What happened after getting the results while we were heading to see the optician is one I will never forget quickly in my life.
My hubby slumped and stopped breathing, he was unconscious. I screamed for help and the nurses and doctors ran to my rescue.
They tried all their first aid skills but he still didn't respond. Then, someone brought in an oxygen stand with the pipe/hose but the oxygen refused to diffuse (open up) and this is how my world began to spin fast. I couldn't stop screaming after I saw the doctors and nurses giving each other the awkward look and one of them said ‘madam, we are sorry but he’s not responding to anything’.
At this point, all I could think of was my daughter and how she may never remember who her wonderful father was.
In a flash I snapped back to reality, saying God forbid and so I started pinching, slapping and hitting him all over. God heard me. I heard my husband sneeze but no one believed. I kept trying again but he didn’t flinch and i was beginning to doubt he ever sneezed but I didn't stop shaking him vigorously and shouting Ademi (meaning my crown) but still no response.
I had cried my eyes out buy my God who isn’t wicked heard my cry and he sneezed again, this time, about four times for everyone to hear it.
Luckily there was an ambulance close by so we were rushed to the emergency unit and escorted by 2 nurses, God bless them immensely amen . He was still just starring, didn’t blink or speak as much as I kept repeating his names. Then, I called our families.
On getting to the ER, we were still informed there were no vacant beds and so a doctor referred us to the general hospital in Lagos, Nigeria.
I took my husband in a cab with his dad and a friend of his who showed up.
We got to Gbagada General and were met with the same frustrating story of no bed then we were referred again to LUTH, Idi Araba.
We rushed to LUTH but on getting there, we were told thesame thing, no bed space at the emergency unit.
I fell down crying and screaming then a doctor who on her way home. She looked back and approached me (I don't remember her name but wherever she is, may God bless her bountifully amen ).
She helped us secure a bed space and at this time, my hubby was still just starring like a new born trying to figure out the new environment.
After all the blood tests and scans, he was seen by a nephrologist, who later informed us he’d need to undergo few dialysis sessions to be fine.
We started out, believing it was just a few, until April, COVID-19 came and he was denied treatment from several hospitals due to fear of the pandemic which led to him having a very high blood pressure for missing dialysis. So far, he has had about 40 dialysis and had to undergo a neck surgery at some point.
Recently the doctor broke the sad news that he would require a kidney transplant done ASAP to save his life .
I have no one to run to again, we need N16 million (Nigerian naira) to have this done. My daughter is just 1 year old and I have to be brave for both of them.
Pls I beg you to donate to save my husband's life pls.
Bank Account details are:
Account number: 2155604780 (United Bank of Africa)
Account name: Ibrahim Ahmed
My husband has beaten so many odds and I have faith that with God and you, his life will be saved''.
Pls share, God bless you.