Charity Mbogho, in her 30s, remembers quite vividly the day her son, 10-year-old Luke, was born. His foetal heartbeat could not be found and Charity had to undergo an emergency caesarean section. The news made her blood pressure shoot up, and the operation was halted until she stabilised. Later, after a successful operation, a nurse told her, “‘Your son was so peaceful, he didn’t even cry’.”
As his first year passed, Charity waited for Luke to hit his milestones – sitting up, walking – on time. But he didn’t.
Puzzled, she took him to a doctor who told her to be patient because “it is normal for the first child to develop slowly, especially boys.” Not satisfied, Charity shared her concerns with another doctor who decided to conduct a CT scan.