Camilla Guti – Urgent Brain Surgery2018-10-05T12:31:02+00:00

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Brain Surgery: Camilla Guti  

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After being rushed to the Emergency Centre at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Camilla underwent immediate brain surgery.

“We were supposed to go for auditions, but we’re in hospital now.”

Camilla and her family moved from Zimbabwe to Muizenberg, Cape Town in South Africa where she led a young life full of smiles and energy. A multi-talented, aspiring singer, artist and actress, Camilla is only 6 years old.

Recently she complained about headaches and nausea and whilst at school one day, they started to increase.  Camilla unexpectedly fell over in the classroom and her teacher instinctively called her mother straight away and rushed Camilla to the Muizenberg clinic.  Later she was referred to the False Bay Hospital and then onto to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

When arriving at Red Cross Children’s Hospital, she was immediately assisted by the Emergency Centre staff and underwent a variety of tests. One test was an MRI scan, which showed an abnormal growth on her brain. This news left the family feeling overwhelmed and concerned about their child. Camilla was then diagnosed with Hydrocephalus (which is fluid that accumulates in the brain, typically in young children, enlarging the head and sometimes causing brain damage). She was immediately scheduled for a Post Sub-Occipital and a Posterior Fossa Craniotomy surgery to drain the fluid and tumour on her brain.

Doctors explained to her mother the severity of her surgery and that there will be a 50% chance that she might not be able to walk, talk or remember anything. However, despite the negative predictions, her parents trust that there is also a strong chance for their child to live a normal and healthy life again.

Having placed their trust in the expert surgeons at Red Cross Children’s Hospital and their faith in God. Camilla courageously had a successful surgery and is recovering well and receiving physiotherapy to help her rehabilitation process in gaining full control over her walking and motor skills.

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“We were supposed to go for auditions, but we’re in hospital now.”

Brain Surgery: Camilla Guti  

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After being rushed to the Emergency Centre at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Camilla underwent immediate brain surgery.

“We were supposed to go for auditions, but we’re in hospital now.”

Camilla and her family moved from Zimbabwe to Muizenberg, Cape Town in South Africa where she led a young life full of smiles and energy. A multi-talented, aspiring singer, artist and actress, Camilla is only 6 years old.

Recently she complained about headaches and nausea and whilst at school one day, they started to increase.  Camilla unexpectedly fell over in the classroom and her teacher instinctively called her mother straight away and rushed Camilla to the Muizenberg clinic.  Later she was referred to the False Bay Hospital and then onto to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

When arriving at Red Cross Children’s Hospital, she was immediately assisted by the Emergency Centre staff and underwent a variety of tests. One test was an MRI scan, which showed an abnormal growth on her brain. This news left the family feeling overwhelmed and concerned about their child. Camilla was then diagnosed with Hydrocephalus (which is fluid that accumulates in the brain, typically in young children, enlarging the head and sometimes causing brain damage). She was immediately scheduled for a Post Sub-Occipital and a Posterior Fossa Craniotomy surgery to drain the fluid and tumour on her brain.

Doctors explained to her mother the severity of her surgery and that there will be a 50% chance that she might not be able to walk, talk or remember anything. However, despite the negative predictions, her parents trust that there is also a strong chance for their child to live a normal and healthy life again.

 

Having placed their trust in the expert surgeons at Red Cross Children’s Hospital and their faith in God. Camilla courageously had a successful surgery and is recovering well and receiving physiotherapy to help her rehabilitation process in gaining full control over her walking and motor skills.

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