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Activity for the week of Sunday, Jan 31
Advence is still doing well and healing. He will soon get the stitches in his head removed from his craniotomy surgery. For now, he is feeling much more friendly and he spends a lot of time moving around the ward on his mom's back. There is also a huge improvement in his left eye which is looking smaller! We thank God for this miracle!
Gideon and his mom Mirriam stopped by to celebrate Gideon's birthday with everyone in the children's ward today! There were very few dry eyes in the room and we were so honored that we got to spend this very special day with Miriam and and Gideon! There was loads of cake too!
Peace is in a very chatty mood! She came for a cast change and she is ready to go home and heal now. She is impressed with how her leg looks in her cast! Peace is no longer quiet and she has been able to lift her leg all on her own! Please keep praying for her!
Chilizani was complaining that his leg was hurting a lot today. He was given some medication to ease his present pain and then some extra which he can carry with him when he goes back home tomorrow. He is not in a very happy mood today because he is tired of being in the hospital, especially since he's the only boy in a big group of girls! Please keep praying for him!
Advence and Maureen took some time this afternoon to have a long and deserved nap. After yesterday's surgery, Advence is doing well and not crying or irritated. His mother was able to move around with him on her back just a day after his craniotomy! It is amazing that he is recovering so well and Maureen looks happy that her son is doing well!
Ledson was brought to CURE today because he was not feeling too well. He had a headache and a stomach ache. He was given some medication and a check up and then returned home. Sadly, the loud and wonderful personality we love about him was absent today because of his illness. He was a little sad and gloomy. We pray the next time we see him he will be much better!
Look at Lelisse with her brand new supporting shoe brace! We're also happy to report that she is walking with out any support! We are so excited that she is walking and now she can go back to school and do everything she was not able to do before! She has an appointment in three months and we will see her then, please keep her in your prayers for a safe return back to us!
It's a long journey from Emmy's home to Kijabe. Today, she was the last patient to be reviewed at clinic. It's no surprise that she wasn't happy, she had the cast removed and for the first time since her surgery, and she saw her amputated leg. She got the wound recasted and will spend the night here, then start the long journey back home tomorrow morning. Let's keep praying for her and her family, for God's peace as they support her through this transition.
Malaaki was among the first kids to be taken to OR this morning and his surgery was successful. An ETV/CPC procedure was successfully performed on him and he is now recovering in ICU. His mother Betty told us that she is relieved and happy that he made it. Please continue to pray for him!
A craniotomy was performed on Advence's head today. The doctor first cut and removed a piece of bone from the skull and then cut the tough membrane called the dura mater, which is a membrane that protects the brain. He was then able to get to the affected area and patched it all up when he was done. Advence is recovering well from the operation, but he will probably be in a bit of pain later. Please join us in praying strength for his mom Maureen who looked very worried earlier today and for Advence's recovery.
Jecinta finally showed up at clinic today with a wide smile on her face! After reviewing her, our doctors recommended that she gets crutches from the physio department, and a few lessons on how to use them. Jecinta was more than happy to get the new pair of crutches and even paused for a photo with them. At first she struggled a bit using them, but after several steps and help, she got the rhythm. The doctors will keep reviewing her as she grows to see what more we can do for her. Please continue praying for her. We see her again on May 3rd when she comes for her next appointment.
Advence is still in the hospital and we are happy to report that he is going in for surgery tomorrow! He will undergo an operation called a Craniotomy. The skull will be opened to expose the affected part of his brain and our doctors will repair the gap between his eyes where the portion of brain was pushed through. Praise God for this surgery which is set to happen! Please be praying that the procedure would go smoothly and for peace for Maureen as she waits.
Elleni is doing great! She is walking well with the support of her crutches and everything looks good. The doctors say her x-ray looks beautiful and she is doing well. We will see her in three months for another follow-up. Please keep praying for good progress!
Betty told us that now that she has arrived at CURE, she has no doubt that Malaaki will be healed. Betty has seen other children here, some have already had surgery and her hope has been restored. Please keep them in your prayers even as we prepare Malaaki for surgery.
Gloria came in for her Monday appointment! Currently, she's in our office watching the Emperor's New Groove while her mom gets some fries for their lunch and they wait for her dad to pick her up! She's doing well, but will be coming in on Mondays to have the struts on her frame changed and checked up on. Please keep praying for her!
Here's Advence in the Cure Kids Coordinator's hat looking super cool! Advence is still waiting on blood supply in order for his operation to go ahead as planned. We are praying for patience and guidance for Maureen so she does not lose hope. For now, everything seems fine with her and she has been very patient. Please keep these two in your prayers!
Today we called Lamah’s mom just to check on how she and Lamah are doing. We were told she is doing really well, “Lamah can now smile”, said Fatuma. The shunt is functioning well and she feeds well. It was exciting to learn about these developments and Fatuma is very thankful for the support from you all.
With her balloon in hand, we said yes to Peace today who is very happy she is going home to see al her friends! Her leg is doing well and she is not experiencing any swelling. Dr Moyo is going to their hometown in a few weeks and he will be able to review Peace from there so she does not have to travel a long journey to get to us. We will miss Peace and all her funny comments. Most of all we pray that she will recover and be able to walk much better!
We got to say goodbye to Chilizani today who is heading back home with all his little friends! Chilizani's foot is doing well and he says he cannot wait to come back for his left leg to be worked on. Chilizani is now much more confident and happy than when he first got here. He will come back for his second surgery once his first foot is healed. Our doctor will follow him to his home town for outreach and review. It is goodbye for now, but I am sure we will see him soon!
Gloria's fine! She's been in our office all day, going through a box of toys and treats that CUREkids Coordinator Avanell's friends sent for the kids! So far she's played cards with Thandy, colored in a coloring book, got some prints of photos of her with Avanell, watched some cartoons and sung along to some worship songs! We texted Dr. James towards the end of the day to make sure he checked her out and he said he looked at the x-ray and she's fine, she just needed one of her frame's strutts changed. So thankful it was good news!
Gloria's back a bit early! She fell today and was in a lot of pain so she and her mom figured they should come in and make sure everything is all okay! She had an x-ray, but now she's chilling in our office while they wait for Dr. James, who's currently in the operating room, to check and make sure it looks alright. She doesn't seem to be in any pain at the moment, she was enjoying saying hi to all her friends in the hospital and taking a photo with Avanell! Now she's playing cards in our office with Thandy!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jan 31
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