Muzungu starts to come into the world at exactly the scheduled time
and arrives a day later—December 16, 2010 at 4:55 pm.
Labor, though long (36 hours!!!), goes well.
Leo (that’s the name Muzungu is given) receives 10 points on the Apgar scale.
Unfortunately, 20 minutes after birth he becomes sullen,
greyish-blue, his limbs become limp.
He is taken for observation.
Then—after an hour has passed—to the intensive care unit,
Where, closed in an incubator, he undergoes oxygen therapy.
The doctors suspect a serious heart defect.