A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl from Binga District woke up with her skin peeling off and scalded, a condition reminiscent of someone burnt by fire, but could not feel the pain, neither was there any fire outbreak at her home.
So severe are Precious Moyo’s burns that her mother Ms Martha Munenge, is living a life of watching her daughter being “roasted” as her condition has started to deteriorate.
Sunday News caught up with Ms Munenge in Njube in Bulawayo where she narrated the sorry story which has befallen her daughter.
“About two weeks ago, we went to bed as usual, when we woke up, Precious looked like she had been burnt. However, she was not feeling any pain despite her skin peeling off. She was looking like someone who had been rescued from the fire but there was no fire. She was also not feeling any pain which really baffled us,” said Ms Munenge.
However, after a week, Ms Munenge said her daughter’s condition started getting worse.
“She started feeling itchy and even crying for hours. Her entire body is affected at the moment. She has lost her hair and is having difficulties when attempting to eat,” said Ms Munenge holding back her tears while cuddling her daughter.
What is worrying her is that attempts to seek professional help have yielded nothing.
She said Precious was once admitted to Mpilo Central Hospital where doctors could not establish the cause of the disease.
“They took samples of the blood and other things for examinations but so far there is no proper identification of the disease. We are waiting for the final results and hoping for better news this time around,” said Ms Munenge.
The stress she is facing is not only about the mysterious sickness, but lack of funding to ensure her daughter gets proper medical attention.
She said she needs $6 000 to meet expenses such as scans, blood transfusion and other medications she has been advised to look for by the doctors.
“I am poor and can’t afford some of the medication that doctors said we must buy in cash and sometimes in foreign currency. Medication is also very expensive, and is being sold in forex as well. Those willing to assist me can call on 0783418020. That is also my EcoCash number,” she said.