Sometimes on this blog, I share about news stories that I see or hear about and today is one of them. There was a baby ( in Bangladesh ) that was born with two heads. His life was very short. He developed sickness and the family did not think that they could afford the hospital bills, so they took him home so he could die with them in their home. Below is a picture of him and their short story.
Bangladeshi baby Kiron rests in a blanket at a hospital in Jessore, on August 26. The baby boy in southwestern Bangladesh died after his parents decided to take him home because they could not afford adequate medical care, a doctor said (AP).
A baby boy born with two heads in southwestern Bangladesh died after his parents decided to take him home because they could not afford adequate medical care, a doctor said Thursday.
The boy, named Kiron, was born Monday by Cesarean section and died at home late Wednesday after developing a fever and breathing difficulties, paediatrician KS Alam told AFP.
Kiron had attracted such attention that 150,000 people gathered at the clinic where he was cared for after his birth in Keshobpur, 135 kilometres (85 miles) from the capital Dhaka.
Police were called in to control the crowds and Kiron was transferred to a hospital in nearby Jessore city.
But his parents decided, against doctors' advice, to take him home, Alam said.
"We wanted to refer him to a hospital in Dhaka but the family was so poor that they could not afford to take him there, so they took him home where he died," Alam said.
"It was a very unusual case. The boy had one body but two complete heads."
He weighed 5.5 kilogrammes (12 pounds 1 ounce) at birth.
My prayers go out to the family as they had to make a very tough decision and only had Kiron for a very short time. May you have (somehow) have peace.