The mother of the newborn baby whose ankle was badly burnt at the Mt. Hope Maternity Hospital remains in limbo, as doctors can neither tell her how long it will take for a burn on her newborn daughter’s inner left ankle to heal, nor when baby Kaitlin Soriah Mills, would likely be discharged from the neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
According to the baby’s mother 34 year-old Lystra Mills, she was initially told that her baby would have to remain at the institution for approximately one to two weeks, however now they are saying that they are unsure when she would be allowed to go home.
Mills revealed that she was scheduled for a Cesarean section on April 8, however she was rushed to the operating room on April 4 after evidence meconium was in the amniotic sack, which ultimately led to her baby’s infection.
IV lines were inserted in a vein along her baby’s inner left ankle; the same area where a “black, sort of oval-shaped burn mark” has since appeared.
Chairman of the North Central Regional Health Authority, Dr Shehenaz Mohammed, said she would be requesting a report on baby Kaitlin’s treatment and will request a meeting with Mills.