Mpundu

Mpundu

My name is Charity Lukaki mother of Mpundu Bwalya. Mpundu Bwalya was born 14th January 2014, they were twins and he is the oldest. He has two elder siblings a boy and a girl, when they were one week old I noticed he never used to breast feed as much as his other twin brother, his brother was born ok, his brother died after some months and I remained with him. I went through scanning a lot of times with Bwalya, his body many times would get swollen I didn’t know what do to I felt like he was going to die as well after seeing my other son who was doing well died. My husband left me for another woman during all the crisis until, God helped me, and Bwalya health became a bit better after many struggles in the hospitals and trying different medicine. He got better and at UTH they gave him medicine, the heart problem continued, but his skin stopped turning blue. It’s been 4 years up to now suffering with him, and at the hospital they always tell us to buy medicine to give him. I spent k70- k80 per month for 10 days for his medicine and I spend K150 as transport for us to come to the hospital (more money for a single mother who survives through piece works for survivor).
I want God to give me rest in all my struggles with Bwalya and my child to be healed for me to have peace in my life. This is my 17th time coming to Lusaka from kabwe starting the day the local hospital transferred us here, I have been counting. Every time I come I lodge at the hospital (University Teaching Hospital) because I feel unsecured to lodge at my sis in-laws house now because we are a burden to them. I was chased from work where I used to work from as a house helper (maid) because of my child’s condition, every time I needed to be close to him than my work as a result I used to miss work most times. I feel blessed to be given this opportunity to travel to India, I have hopes that God will help my child get better. I know he doesn’t like seeing me everyday suffering with Bwalya. He can’t give me a child who can make me suffer.