By Latrishka Thomas
The family of baby Micah Kitt, who is currently undergoing treatment in Cuba for stage four neuroblastoma – a condition with which he was diagnosed at three months – is now awaiting the results of a successful liver biopsy that was done on Friday.
His mother, Romancia Kitt, told OBSERVER media that “Micah is active, playful and growing normally. I have to place all my trust and faith in God for a victory over this situation.”
Head pediatrician at the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) Dr. Shivon Belle-Jarvis told OBSERVER media that the biopsy was conducted due to the suspected presence of a cancerous growth on the child’s liver.
In addition to his liver, Dr. Belle-Jarvis said, Micah’s lungs show signs of minimal damage or inflammation.
In July, the Ministry of Health and the Medical Benefits Scheme joined forces to provide over US $20,000 to fund the child’s medical bills.
At 11 months old, little Micah received four cycles of chemotherapy in Jamaica and was subsequently sent to Juan Manuel Marquez Pediatric Hospital in Havana, Cuba for further treatment.
The MSJMC Pediatrician revealed that, since then, there have been positive reports about his progress.
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