The medical report states: “This patient presented in July 2013 as a case of corrosive esopheagitis secondary to caustic soda ingestion.
“He subsequently started developing difficulty in swallowing both solid and liquid foods. These are associated with weight loss and occasion cough fever.
“As a result a feeding gastrostomy (09/12/13) was inserted for feeding and planned subsequent esophageal dilatation by bogies in serial dilatations.”
It concluded that currently the hospital does not have a specialist on cardiothoracic surgeries and as such it is advised that the boy should go for overseas treatment.
The parents of the boy are therefore appealing to philanthropists to help facilitate his overseas medical treatment as he cannot eat or drink through his mouth.
The mother Jomma Conteh can be reached on 6270092 / 9989138 or Foroyaa 4393177.