- Case History - Kato Grace
|Kato was born
on 26th.August 1997. He is a twin with a twin sister called
Babirye. This indicates that Kato came next to Babirye on earth.
His mother is called Harriet and father is Moses. Both parents
are young couples. The father has two wives living separately.
Both twins are the first born of Harriet. Unfortunately Grace
was born with bilateral feet deformity. This deformity was
attended to at birth at Kiwoko hospital but during the process
the father decided to withdraw as he could not see any quick
results so he saw it as a waste of time. At a certain stage,
they were referred to Nsambya Hospital for surgery which they
(Dec 2010), Kato in his 9th cast (April 2011), and Kato Grace
identified the boy as he was passing through the village. He
started counselling the parents about the operation. At one
stage in 2009, they had agreed to take the boy for a checkup.
|They were to
bring the boy to ACHERU but the grandfather intervened and said
that this is a family issue. He referred to the late
grandparents who had it and said that his grandson cant be
operated and if they do it he will not heal. So the programme
was cancelled. It then took some months of counselling the
parents taking live example of those we had worked on to them to
see that it could be done. Grace was impressed when he saw them.
He started himself pressing the parents to be taken for
operation. So during the long school holiday they decided to
bring the boy to ACHERU. He was admitted on 29th Nov 2010.
manipulation was started immediately. P.O.P casting is done and
changed every 2 weeks on both feet. So far nine of them have
been done and we have both feet showing very good results. By
the start of the manipulation the feet were at angle below 45
degrees but now there is a tremendous improvement.
|We hope after
the tenth change he will be ready for operation releasing some
of the tendons and be given an appliance called an AFO for each
received June 2011
|This boy was
taken to CoRSU on 23/5/2011 for bilateral anterior tendon
release, he underwent 2 manipulations. He was taken for review
on 16/6/2011. The Doctor suggested that he stays on a cast for
more 3 weeks then measurements for the AFOs will be done