Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde reveals how high fever affected her first daughter’s brain
Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde recently penned down an emotional story about her first child that will inspire people who have to deal with different health challenges.
In her emotional post, she revealed how high fever almost turned her daughter into a living vegetable but this same girl continues to inspire her and other people with her achievements.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde wrote:
“She was barely a year when she started running temperature. I can’t remember how many hours anymore because she was our first child and we didn’t have much experience.
I gave her some medication and she didn’t seem to get better. Suddenly, she slipped into what seemed to be a coma.
I panicked. We all did including our neighbors. Everyone was screaming and suggesting all sorts of things.
She was clenching her teeth fiercely, an old woman we knew in the neighborhood suggested to put a spoon and pour salt into her mouth. That was a totally wrong move.
We rushed her to the hospital and at first, the doctors were a bit reluctant to help her. I guess they thought it was a lost case.
However, almost without much hurry she was worked on and miraculously, she came back to life. She had previously turned cold and was not responsive.
We were told it was high fever and it had affected her brain and she could probably not develop normally or be able to catch up with her peers. This is short of saying she would be a vegetable.
As people of faith, we called on God. We used proper medication and most importantly, applied extra lessons and treated her as normal as others.
At first, it was challenging. As she grew, she struggled mostly with her sight. She couldn’t see things right in front of her.
Even in school, she would be put in front and still not see. A few changed schools, glasses, extra lessons, we kept pushing.
At every level, Princess worked extremely hard, harder than others, always trying to prove everyone wrong and pass.
Every time we feared or doubted, she passed with flying colors and moved to the next phase. Miracles before our eyes.
Today she not only finished well from the University, she insists on going for her Masters and is conquering all her fears.
Yesterday, she drove with her dad without instructions back and forth in traffic all around Victoria Island.
You might not really understand this but anyone who’s been told they can’t achieve or do something especially for health reasons will understand.
This is the first time I am saying this in public and many will be shocked. Some might go, oh now I understand.
Princess, you have been an inspiration to me without even knowing. May you inspire others too. God continue to bless you my #WCE.”