Centennial Baptist Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 01
Elisha was discharged over the weekend and he will get his stitches removed on March 2nd at the closest medical center to him. Then he will return to CURE on March 23rd for his follow up appointment. We can't wait to see him again! Please continue to pray for Elisha’s recovery.
Isaac was discharged on Saturday, Morris and him traveled back home to Lira. Isaac’s headaches have stopped so hopefully he will be able to return to school in the fall. His follow up appointment is on March 12 at the Lira clinic. Please continue to pray for Isaac's recovery and his goal of returning to school.
Frank was discharged over the weekend and we didn't have a chance to say good bye. He was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for radiotherapy and provided with the CT scans. We will be seeing him again next month at a mobile clinic in northern Uganda. Please continue to pray for this little guy.
Isaac and his brother Morris spent the day listening to music, reading, and spending time with the mothers in the ward. Isaac’s headache has stopped and he is planning on returning to school. Isaac and Morris have been moved to the hostel on the hospital campus and should be discharged this weekend. Please continue to pray for Isaac’s recovery and his plan to return to school.
Frank has recovered well from the (ETV) procedure and is being moved to the hostel on the hospital campus. Frank and Annette will return home tomorrow, then next week they will go to Mulago National Referral Hospital for treatment of Frank’s tumor. Please continue to pray for Frank as he recovers from hydrocephalus and fights cancer.
Frank and Annette have spent the day hanging out with the other mothers and kids. Frank seems to be doing well except for a fever; once the fever breaks they can be discharged. Upon being discharged, Frank and Annette will go to Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala for chemotherapy.
Isaac is up and he is moving around. The effects of the anesthesia are causing him nausea and he is unable to keep food down and he still has headaches. On the bright side, he has received some get-well cards and he is on his feet. Please continue to pray with him.
Elisha is just back from a photo shoot and he seemed to enjoy it! Suzan was told that children with spina bifida may develop hydrocephalus after surgery or even before surgery and this is worrying her so much. However, she says that her church is aware that Elisha is a patient at CURE Hospital and they are praying for him. Doctors have said that Elisha should be in surgery sometime soon.
Isaac’s surgery went well, they performed an ETV/CPC to treat his hydrocephalus, he has been moved out of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) to the ICU where he will spend the night. Please pray for Isaac and we will keep you posted on his recovery.
Frank went into surgery today, they performed an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) to treat his hydrocephalus. Frank is recovering in the ICU and will spend the night there. Frank will soon go back into surgery for treatment of his tumor. Please keep Frank in your prayers as he recovers from today’s surgery and for his upcoming surgery.
Patricia showed up today with mom Jackie, she saw the doctors and everything looks good. Her shunt is fully functional and intact and the size of her head is reducing. Mom says everything at home is fine too. Jackie was given her second monthly dose of Folate 5mg tabs and Jackie was instructed that Patricia needs to continue on with her physiotherapy. She will return on April 16th for her next appointment. Please keep her in your prayers.
Annette and Frank have been admitted into the general ward. They arrived here on Friday night and on Sunday, Annette’s sister-in-law joined them at CURE Hospital to help take care of Frank. Frank is really loved by his family! During the ward rounds this morning, the doctors told Annette that Frank’s case is a priority to them and that he will be in surgery sometime this week.
We caught up with Aisha at her local clinic earlier this week! All is well with her hand, it's healing well and there are no signs of complications. Aisha isn't in any pain and she's able to hold her hand up high now! She'll continue getting the dressings changed at her local clinic, and we'll do our best to stay in touch with her from afar. Thanks heaps for all of your prayers and support for Aisha!
Bradley and his mom left today after he got his braces! It was great to see the excitement on his face when his mom was trying to help him stand in his support shoes. Using her for support and for the first time, we saw him stand with his back straight up! Ah! What a joy! They have not left the country yet as they are still waiting for a sitting chair but decided to leave the hospital so that they can visit family and friends while they wait. It is so fun to see them both happy, and we're so thankful for your prayers and support.
Bradley had a great day today and was just hanging out with his mom Alice while they wait for his braces to be made! He might also be getting a special chair to help strengthen his back, but Alice is a bit worried that the chair won’t get made in time. It’s been raining here and we need some good old fashioned sunshine to dry the chairs, but we hope this does not dampen Alice’s mood because she is so excited about going home soon! Please keep them both in your prayers, and let's thank God for bringing them this far in Bradley's recovery process, which almost over!
We are trying to reach Mary since she failed to show up for her follow-up appointment. We have a cell number but haven't been able to make contact with her mother yet. We are going to keep trying and see if we can find out the reason that Mary is missing.
Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 01
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Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.Chris Tomlin