Betty Kyallo is a happy mother after having a rough 2019. Her daughter Ivanna is back on her feet after spending four months in intestive care at the hospital.
The TV siren’s daughter was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease and was hospitalized at the Nairobi Hospital.
Late last year, Betty for the first time opened up about her daughter’s health and in a post that went viral, she wrote,
EARLY THIS YEAR MY SWEET LOVELY DAUGHTER IVANNA WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A RARE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. IT WAS MARKED BY A SUDDEN WIDESPREAD ATTACK OF INFLAMMATION IN THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD CALLED ADEM (ACUTE DISSEMINATED ENCEPHALOMYELITIS). BASICALLY THIS DISEASE DAMAGES THE PROTECTIVE COATING OF THE NERVE FIBERS CALLED MYELIN THAT ACT AS CONDUCTORS TO ALL MUSCLES FOR BASIC HUMAN FUNCTIONALITY. WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT ONE DAY MY BEAUTIFUL FOUR-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER STOPPED WALKING, SOON STOPPED TALKING, SOON STOPPED EATING SOON WAS SO DROWSY COULDN’T KEEP HER EYES OPEN AND THEREAFTER WENT INTO A DEEP COMA THAT SHE HAD TO BE TAKEN TO ICU AND PUT ON LIFE SUPPORT FOR A WHOLE MONTH. FOR THE LARGER PART OF HER DIAGNOSIS DOCTORS COULDN’T EVEN FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH HER. WE DID NUMEROUS TESTS LOOKING AT EVERY ORGAN AND BLOOD BUT FOR A LONG TIME OF HOSPITALIZATION IN NAIROBI HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S WARD WE COULDN’T FIND IT. ALL THE WHILE SHE KEPT DETERIORATING EVERY DAY LOSING ONE FUNCTION AFTER ANOTHER. TODAY SHE COULD TALK THE NEXT DAY SHE COULDN’T MAKE A SENTENCE. ETC. THANKS TO GOD AND THE BRILLIANT DOCTORS THAT WERE SO KIND AND GRACIOUS IN THEIR WORK AND HOW THEY DILIGENTLY TREATED MY DAUGHTER.
The bill shot to Ksh9 million and Betty and her co-parent Dennis Okari managed to settle it with the help of their friends.
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The mother of one posted a photo of her daughter and one of her fans asked if she had fully recovered.
Hey I hope she has recovered fully now…my thoughts are always with her
The K24 presenter responded saying that Ivanna was very much okay now.
yes she has. God is great.