Busee, age 25, shyly welcomed us to her home to tell us her story. During the birth of her second child, she experienced prolonged labor complicated by post-partum hemorrhage and an obstetric fistula. Her baby died.
She lay in bed in the same position for three months so that urine would pool in her vaginal vault and not continuously flow down her legs. As a result, she developed a nerve palsy that left her unable to walk. Malnourished and depressed, she waited to die.
Busee was identified under the STT Program as needing assistance, and was transported to the Aira Hospital where she underwent surgery to repair her fistula. While her life has significantly improved and she is now able to walk again, she still has some residual urine leakage. Unfortunately, not all gynecologic injuries can be repaired.
Her husband loves her, continues to support her, and does not want her to get pregnant again.