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Activity for the week of Sunday, Dec 04
"I'm going to climb a coconut tree, so I can plant carrots!" says Jeron. Mr. Chatterbox was happy to be up and moving today, he's so excited to do more than just exercises with Alex. He's headed home today, and can probably help his grandma plant carrots in the ground, but we're not so sure about being able to climb a coconut tree! We will miss his silly imagination and we look forward to hearing more when he comes back!
How precious is this smile?! Jeron was in such a sweet mood this morning as he raised his eyebrows to affirm that he was doing OK. He stayed comfortable in bed as he squeezed in another nap in the afternoon. Healing is going well with Jeron which means he might be going home soon!
Sweet Jeron was first in line in surgery today, so he was back in the ward just before lunch. Dr. Jun realigned his elbow and placed two pins as it heals. Once that was done, Jephunneh was quick to come to the OR to meet her son during recovery!
J-Vie is going home today, but no worries, we’ll see him again soon. We asked if he remembered anything about surgery, and he told us he thought he heard laughter. We divulged that the laughter was brought on by the goofy faces he was making while under heavy anesthesia, so he re-enacted some of them for us today, or at least what he thought he might have looked like!
Sirguit came back complaining of a pain on her tibia and it turns out she has a fracture. She got a healing cast today and will come back in two weeks to see if the cast did its job or not. If it did not heal she will have another operation, please keep her in your prayers!
This little cutie was so busy entertaining himself as he sang along with the A-B-Cs on YouTube like it was a karaoke. He was OK that we interrupted him for a second though, just so we could take a cute snap of him! "I'm not excited about the surgery tomorrow! I just want to play," says Jerone. And so we let him, assuring that we will be covering him with our prayers!
J-Vie is two rods lighter in his legs today! The decision was made to keep his plate in a little longer to maintain some extra stability. The lighter work load didn't make J-Vie any less nervous though, until the operating room nurses told him "Don't look nervous, all the girls are watching!" which broke the tension. He's become like a little brother to most of the staff, and yes, that includes good natured teasing at times. Now his nerves can relax, since he's all done!
“I’m going home. I am happy because my child is okay,” said Annette. Annette, Frank, and Happy got to go home, which made them happy. This morning Frank was up and walking around and very playful. Happy and he received a matchbox car which they have been fighting about. Happy took it from Frank so he took it back, which made Happy cry, so Annette took it from Frank and gave it to Happy which made Frank cry. “You see this car will make these children fight,” said Annette. Please keep Frank in your prayers that he will continue to improve, we will see them again in the middle of January!
J-Vie is back! He'll have a small procedure tomorrow to remove one of the plates and both rods in his legs. Even though he's been through it all before, he was admittedly nervous today. But, he took the opportunity to distract himself in the playroom, gaming the afternoon away! Please pray that all goes smooth tomorrow, and he can get back to being a normal teenager!
Frank and Happy got more balloons to play with which made them both happy. Annette says, they were told they will be here until Tuesday, she was hopeful they would be going home soon. Please keep Frank, Happy, and Annette in your prayers, that their morale will stay high over the weekend as they have to stay a few more days.
Frank is happy and so is Happy today! They were playing with inflated gloves and Happy keeps popping them so Frank keeps his away from her. They have made a friend, the older sister of one of the patients here for hydrocephalus. Today Frank is more active and able to sit up on his own and play. Please keep Frank in your prayers that he will continue to improve!
Frank has some of his energy back! He has been sitting and playing and he got several high fives during morning rounds. He will be around a little longer to finish his antibiotics but he is eating better and seems to back to his normal self. Please continue to pray for Frank.
Annette gave us the daily report - "Happy is fine, Frank is still low, and I'm good." Frank continues to be resting a lot and is clinically well, he just doesn't have much energy. There is hope he will be discharged home in the next day or two. Please be praying for this family, and that they will indeed be able to head home soon!
“God help give Frank energy so we can go home,” said Annette. Frank has very low energy and has spent the day resting or asleep, he is on an IV and has a poor appetite. Happy seems content today, she was playing with a stuffed animal lobster. Annette is looking forward to going home and is beginning to get worn out. Please keep Frank in your prayers that he will start having more energy.
“The doctors told me that they are doing their best to make sure Frank is back on his feet,” said Annette. Frank’s condition has deteriorated, he is vomiting a lot and has no appetite for food. “The energy of Frank is still low,” said Annette. Please continue to pray for him.
Frank is currently resting in the ward and his doctors say he will need to continue to rest so he can grow stronger. He is on an antibiotic to fight an infection along with pain medication which also helps combat fevers. His mother is doing well taking care of him and Happy today. She told us that Frank is improving and that, “Happy is annoyed.” Please continue to pray for Frank, that his condition will improve.
Frank has been moved out of the ICU and into the ward! He is doing well and has no major concerns. Annette and Happy are also doing well. Frank has spent the morning resting and doesn’t have his normal appetite back yet, and Annette has her hands full taking care of both Frank and Happy. Please keep Frank in your prayers, that he will have a quick recovery.
Yesterday Frank, his mother, and new sibling Happy returned to CURE. Frank’s reservoir became exposed so he was brought back to CURE. Today he went into surgery for an intracystic reservoir removal. He will need another operation to place the reservoir back in. Tonight they will spend the night in the ICU and hopefully be moved back to the ward tomorrow morning. Please pray for Frank to have a quick recovery.
Ezra came to clinic yesterday! He is so faithful in wearing his orthotics that they needed some new straps put on. His mother is so sweet and helped him get his orthotics on and off. Ezra is a quiet boy, so we didn’t get to chat with him much. But we got to show him some photos we’d taken on our camera and we did get a thumbs up from him! We love him, and we’re happy/sad that we don’t get to see him until November 23rd of next year. We’re happy that he’s doing so well that he doesn’t have to come back, but at the same time we’re sad that we don’t get to see him until then! Please be praying for him to do well and to know how much Jesus loves him!
It’s been a long haul of healing and improvement for J-vie and it’s time to get the rods out of his legs! Dr. Tim assured that it’s not going to be as bad as the past few surgeries. They even had a serious talk about real life examples from Dr. Tim’s past surgeries too! J-vie is convinced and he’s ready to go through the procedure. We’ll see him back in December!
Today was Keya's last day in school. When his dad picked him up from school, they passed by clinic to get his braces fixed.This very playful boy is already having trouble with his braces and we're guessing it comes from a lot of play at school. His brace straps were broken and needed fixing. As always, he had his cane with him and that constant smile was still on his face. We also learned that, when they visited the hospital in August, he had his spine checked and he was told that it's not something to worry about at the moment. Our doctors will however keep observing him for the next three years or so in case anything changes. We see him again next year in May when he comes back for another review.
Lonjezo is back for another appointment! Because of her brittle bones, she has another fracture in her left leg, so Rehab Tech Patrick sent her for an xray and a checkup from the doctors. The xray looks like she's healing well, but she'll be back for another review January 16th. Please keep her in your prayers!
"Very good alignment of both knees." That was Dr. Theuri's comment to Josephine when they came for review today. This lovely girl is doing great, she is getting taller by the months but she still carries that shy smile with her! She also is doing great in school. Today she was in the company her mother and the two were looking good with marching pink dresses! Let's keep praying for good reports for our lovely friend. We see her again in a year's time.
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