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Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 19
Our little lady went back into the OR today. While she did get put to sleep, it wasn't a proper surgery. The doctors needed to manipulate her leg in order to ensure that it continues to heal properly and, since it would have been a very painful procedure, it was easier for everyone if Nadia was asleep for it!
"I can feel my leg now, there's no pain, but there's a little discomfort from the pins stuck in my bones. I feel alive sitting next to this window and breathing in the fresh air. Sometimes, when I see the other kids in wheelchairs, I wish I could ride in one too and go out to see the sunshine, but I am not discouraged, I know that time is coming!" Mazuba shared with us. We are thankful for the small joys of sunshine and fresh air and are praying toward the greater joy of being mobile again!
“He is taking milk well, no vomiting, only the wound is paining him,” said Grace. Calvin still has his NG tube in but is nursing well. His doctors are observing him today to see if he can continue to eat well, after today's observation they maybe discharged. “I think Thursday or Friday any day this week they could send us (home),” said Grace. Please continue to pray for Calvin that his pain will go down and he will keep eating well so that they can return home.
We just love seeing this beautiful smile! Tesfanesh is walking very well with her new Ankle-Foot Orthosis and everything looks great. She told us she misses her parents and siblings so much and she wants to go home soon. She will return in six weeks to see Dr.Tim, and if everything looks good, her wish will come true! Please keep her in your prayers!
Lonjezo is actually still coming here to CURE for daily wound dressings! It sounds like she doesn't live near enough to a hospital to get her wound dressed there, so her grandmother has come with her so she can learn how to do the dressings at home. They'll be coming in daily for a week while her grandma learns, so we've marked her in the hospital until she actually heads off!
Ahmad's surgery went stunningly yesterday! It was essentially to fine tune the muscle relocation surgery he had done last time where a muscle was moved from the back of his knee to the front in order to keep his leg from contracting back the way it was. Our man is a little bit muted today and just wants to go back to the guesthouse!
Calvin had a tough night with fevers and vomiting, but Grace is doing well and seems happy that the surgery is finished even though she is tired after a sleepless night. Today they were transferred from the ICU to the ward which is much more comfortable for the patient's parents. Please continue to pray for Calvin that his recovery will go well.
Calvine is enjoying some time running around physio with the giant ball! We were kicking it gently to him and it's bigger than him so he giggled and braced himself every time! This morning he was fast asleep while Dr. Maina checked out his hands. He's going in for surgery tomorrow to have his little finger released from the other two, please be praying for a quick and successful surgery!
"Look at me, I can walk without my crutches!" That was what Gebyaw told us when he saw us this morning! He is walking around the ward and he is doing very well! He went back home today but we will see him in a couple of months for another checkup!
"We will do whatever it takes to save his leg", Doctor Moyo assured us, " The wounds are clean, there are just a few parts that have a few dead cells and we will make sure all gets better." This is the news that Godfrey was delighted to hear. He is happy that despite news that the fight with infection had become intense, all indications are that we are winning! This is the grace of God.
Well, look who is up on his feet taking a few steps?!? We have waited for this moment and while we are all excited, JV Boy is just as chill as he was in the beginning. We can tell that he's worked so hard to get to this point. Although he still has some ways to go gain his strength back, we are pumped to see his progress! "This is only a miracle that God can do," says Dr. Jun.
Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 19
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