We’re Currently Helpless, Our Triplets Still In Intensive Care Unit – Father
A 40-year-old man, identified as Akintola Babatunde David, the husband of a 36-year-old woman who delivered triplets in Kwara State, has called on well-meaning Nigerians to support their hospital bills as well as medications.
Naija News learnt that Babatunde’s wife, Akintola Eboluwa Ruth gave birth to triplets on January 31, 2023, at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.
The father of the babies while speaking to this publication laments about being helpless over the critical condition of their children who have been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the hospital.
He said: “The babies are in critical condition and we pray to God to preserve them for us. At times when you are requesting one from God and he gives you much, I don’t want to say it’s a mistake but I believe God knows about it.
“We have spent a lot and we don’t know how much it will cost us to get out of the hospital. We are currently helpless, we don’t really know, and things have been difficult for us. The mother is in the post-surgery ward while the children are in NICU and it going to be two different bills.”
Speaking further, the 40-year-old man who hails from Osun State said he and his wife had three children before the triplets are struggling to take care of them.
In his word: “I have one daughter as my firstborn, twins as my second born then this triplet. Now I have four girls and two boys. We really managed to take care of them and as God will have it we didn’t even have any plan of having a child again but I consider it as God’s plan.
“Like two weeks before the delivery that is when we discovered she was going to have triplets. Initially, they said twins but before the surgery, they told us they are seeing another baby”
While expressing mixed feelings over the arrival of the babies, Babatunde said he had considered absconding but had a rethink and decided to face the problem.
He added: “In fact, I was confused I had another plan of absconding but even if I have to run after ten years I will still come back so it is better I face my problem now. My wife is getting better, even though they are threatening us sometimes that if we don’t make payment, they will not treat her.
“Nobody has reached out to us for now, the management just came, although they didn’t make any promise but just greeted her including the social welfare at the hospital.”
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