The two-year old baby girl whose colon was ruptured after receiving several blows from a woman, is scheduled to undergo another major surgery today at the Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital in Mt. Hope.
The toddler suffered a ruptured colon during the beating last Saturday and doctors had to work on her in a two-and-half hour operation. It was a desperate attempt to save the child’s life.
Reports indicate that the child was punched in the stomach and back over a period of time by a close female friend of the family, who lives in Diego Martin.
News Power Now understands that part of the child’s bowels also had gangrene.
Following the surgery, doctors were unable to stitch up the opening due to swelling around the child’s stomach and arteries.
Since then she has been warded in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) hooked up to life support.
The findings by the medical doctors prompted a full-scale investigation by the T&T Police Service’s Child Protection Unit (CPU). Since then CPU investigators have been visiting the ICU every day to get updates on the toddler’s condition.
A report in the Guardian Newspaper this morning revealed that the 27-year-old mother of the toddler was in an upbeat spirit, stating that her daughter’s condition had improved a little.