Ronnie Osumba: I almost died, but I I was very much at peace with myself and my God
Former presidential running mate Ronnie Osumba has shared memories of the day he almost lost his life.
In a social media post, Ronnie – who was a running mate for Peter Kenneth in 2013 recalled how his 2018 was a busy year.
Come January 9, 2019, Ronnie Osumba fell ill.
“The night before I went to bed, struggling with my body, but in my mind I was fatigued following a crazy schedule of 2018,” Ronnie shared.
On that day, he planned to take his son to school then take a flight to Taita Taveta to attend a Youth function.
However, this did not come to pass as Ronnie’s health condition deteriorated.
He shared the events of the fateful day that left him admitted in hospital, and later on changed his life for good.
“The night before I went to bed, struggling with my body, but in my mind, I was fatigued following a crazy schedule of 2018 and after a few minutes at the triage, having walked in unassisted, all hell broke loose. Suddenly I was on an ER bed, doctors and nurses frantic around me, now naked and all sorts of pipes being plugged into literally every opening in my body. ”
“My system was shutting down my kidney, liver, lungs and brain were all at different stages of shutdown. I apparently had complicated malaria manifesting through impairment of consciousness, severe anemia, haemoglobin in the urine, acute respiratory distress, low blood pressure and God knows what else.”
“The level of malaria parasites in my blood were at 20% (malaria kills at 3.5% infection). I needed to be treated in ICU and aggressively. I was waaaaaaaay past the limit for demise. Long story short..Aga Khan didn’t have space in ICU which meant they needed to find an alternative.”