by Isi Esene
The confusion which arose over the whereabouts and health condition of the first lady, Patience Jonathan might have been caused by a misdiagnoses of her reported ailment by her physicians in Aso Rock Villa.
Speculation have been rife over a few days on the condition of her health with initial reports indicating she was receiving treatment for food poisoning while various online media later suggested that she had undergone surgery for ruptured appendicitis, a dangerous condition occasioned by a delay in treatment of an inflamed appendix.
It was gathered that the doctors in charge of the first lady’s health in Abuja had been all along treating her for food poisoning when in fact she had suffered a ruptured appendix, a medical condition that could result in septic shock and death.
According to reports, sources at Horst Schmidt Klinik in Germany revealed that the first lady successfully underwent a surgery to remove the ruptured appendix and had been placed on a course of antibiotics to treat a potentially serious infection.
A ruptured appendix which leads to peritonitis correlates with the reported condition of the first lady before she was rushed to the German hospital.
With all indications pointing to the fact that the first lady is receiving medical attention in Germany, her media handlers, led by Ayo Osinlu, still insist that she is out of the country for a moment’s rest and not for medical treatment as the facts suggest.