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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 24
When Eliud didn't show up last week we were really hoping that he would show up this week , and he did! He was, as always, in the company of his mother. Today he had X-ray scans of his leg taken and he is doing great. The doctor reminded his mother that the condition could recur and that is why we need him to keep coming for follow ups until he is the age of 15, when his bones stop growing. He is also enjoying school and told us that in the last exam he was position 21 and is he working hard to improve. We look forward to seeing him again in six months time. Please keep praying for more good reports!
Agnes got Esther out of bed this morning and pushed her around in her wheelchair. They visited with several mothers seated along a wall next to the OR. Esther is well known at the hospital and gets greeted by staff members from all departments. Her doctors are working on getting her out of bed and seated and they have continued to monitor her feeding closely to determine when to remove her NG tube. Last night she had an upset stomach which is the largest concern at the moment so she is on oral rehydration solution to treat that. Please keep Esther in your prayers for her to soon be able to feed on her own and complete for healing. Please also keep Agnes in your prayers, for her to be able to see God through this difficult time.
This morning Esther went for a CT scan and more lab tests. While Agnes and Esther waited for the CT scan, Agnes spoke with Moses one of our social workers. Agnes feels like she has overstayed at CURE, she sees families come and get treated and go home, she says they have been here three weeks and are ready to go home. She doesn’t know why Esther hasn’t improved more. There have been slight improvements in Esther’s feeding and her physiotherapy, please continue to pray that her improvements will continue.
Over the weekend Agnes hasn’t noticed much change in Esther. She continues to feed through a NG tube and is working on physical therapy. There are no major concerns at this time, she has had no seizures, fevers, or vomiting recently. Her doctors are focused on getting her feeding orally and improving her movement. Agnes said they are both doing fair and that their weekend was uneventful. Please keep Esther in your prayers that she will improve and for them soon to be discharged.
That's definitely not a CIA operative! It's just Ethan, doing one last pose before he leaves today. He's so excited about going that it's the only thing he has been talking about. "I will be back on the 24th of January," he says, "stay well and miss me!" Oh, yes! We will miss you champ!
For the past few months, Ireen has been in the hospital. She was only discharged a few times, and even then, only momentarily. But now, it looks like those days will soon be over. It's a bittersweet feeling. We love Ireen and hate to see her go, yet at the same time we love that she has gotten so much better. She has been discharged again, and will return next month. This is the beginning of a new page, and a great future! Thanks to all of you, who have now become her family!
Mary Grace is excited to get new shoes, but she had to go through one more cast removal, which she was not thrilled about. Lots of tears, but they were short lived, she’s done with the hard part! She also got to spent some time coloring in the playroom, her favorite place in the hospital. So, overall it was a good visit! We’ll see her back in a few months just to be sure that foot is staying turned forward, and to see her new shoes!
"Let me hear what you're listening to," said Ethan as he grabbed the earphones despite protests from Nina. He knows what he wants and stops at nothing to get it, including his healing! Ethan is such a role model for being childlike and carefree while depending on God to heal him. Go Ethan!
Beautiful girl, in her nice dress! She is doing very well today and is waiting for her legs to heal properly. She is always bummed that she has to make new friends every time new kids come and old ones go, but she is equal to the task. We don't know what we will do without Ireen!
“She is fine, fine,” said Agnes. Esther has been awake today and little more active then previous days, she has good use of her left side. She hasn’t been talking much today but understands Agnes, and will respond on and off. This evening Agnes and Esther are expecting Juliet to come and visit. Agnes seems to be doing better than yesterday, and she has spent the day with Esther and outside speaking with her friends. Esther’s doctors are focusing on physical therapy, getting her out of bed and seated in a wheel chair and working on getting her to eat orally. Please keep Esther in your prayers that she will continue to improve with her movements and eating.
We hoped to meet our friend Precious at mobile clinic in her home town on Wednesday, but unfortunately, she didn't show up. We're praying that her healing is on track wherever she is. We will be on the lookout for her on our next visit there in October. Please keep praying for her!
Mahib received his fourth cast today. His condition has improved and doctors are very happy with the way his treatment is going. We are happy to see the progress in his treatment and we hope to see him next week. Please remember him in your prayers this week.
The princess is back! And with her usual energy she led worship today! It's so good to have her back and her legs have gotten extremely better! All we can say is 'wow'! Mary is here too, with good news that her son is feeling well too. Happy smiles all over.
“I am sick because Esther has not improved, I don’t know what to do,” said Agnes. Though her progress is slow, Esther has shown signs of getting better. Today, Esther has continued physiotherapy and Sam is seeing improvements that she is more awake. Her right side is still very weak but there is improvement on her left side. They are positioning her so there will be no damage to her right side. Her doctors are working on getting her feeding orally and soon hope to remove her NG tube. Please keep Esther in your prayers that she will continue to improve.
Princess kept up her silly shy demeanor with us today, but at least we got a picture of her hand. And, that’s a great picture, look how well it’s healed! She has full motion of her fingers now, and so Dr. Reyes has dismissed her from further follow ups. We’re sad to know she won’t be coming to see us anymore, but we’re grateful for all the prayers and support she’s received over the last several months, so thank you all!
Ahmad works a lot in the physio-therapy room, and now he can walk with only one hand on the bar! Today he also asked the doctors to replace his cast with another one. They first thought that it was because the current cast hurts him, but after a few questions they discovered that he would just like to have a new painting! This boy knows what he wants! He will do an X-ray soon, so the doctors will be able to know if he really needs a new cast or not. Thank you for keeping him in your prayers!
The kids had a glitter activity today in the art therapy room, and Ousseina had more fun putting the glitter on her face rather than on the paper! It made her mother laugh so much when she went back to the Case de Passage! This young girl is really creative!
All work and no play? Not Ethan's day! He 'owned' the playroom today, making his own miniature city life story with the legos and the cars. He has a wild imagination and that's why it's not hard for him to grasp the simple CIC training he is being given. Ethan has such a bright future ahead of him. All this is because of you - his friends who are out there sending him 'get well' messages and helping out in whatever small way you can. Thank you!
Sometimes it can be a long and tiring wait when there is a lot of patients waiting in line. Kids get bored and restless and hungry. Not Meschack, after several experiences of that, his mother, Sabina came armed with snacks for Meshack. We caught up with him outside enjoying a banana as he waited to see the doctor. His foot is doing very well, his second cast was removed today and he was given a foot brace. We look forward to seeing him again in October when we visit his home town again.
Kaye has a really cool, new walking stick, and not just that, after two years of faithfully wearing his foot braces, he can now finally breathe a sigh of relief! He doesn't need to wear them anymore! The doctor after reviewing him, told him that his feet are now fully corrected. A reason to praise God! Apart from the the good news, Kaye has also started developing some back complications, so Dr. Mbugua requested him come to Kijabe soon for some scans and more consultations on the way forward. As we thank God for his healed feet, let's remember to pray for the spine complication.
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 24
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