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Mazuba from Zambia on Today
Sometimes it's hard to take a picture of Mazuba because on days like today, he is very shy! The good news is that we will know tomorrow if he is staying longer or going home because he went for his x-ray today and the doctors will look at it and tell Godfrey the results soon. We pray for the best!
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Dan Andrei from the Philippines on Today
D-Boy has another surgery under his belt! Dr. Jun did a triple arthrodesis on both of D-Boy’s ankles, which will allow his feet to lay flat and for him to do fun things like “wander around!” We’re not going to lie though, it’s a pretty painful procedure, and as happy and carefree as D-Boy is, we suspect he’ll be sore later. His ward neighbor Angel Boy had the same procedure today, hopefully having a friend who truly understands your feelings will help in the recovery process!
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Daniel from Ethiopia on Today
Daniel was having a great time chatting with his friend, Gashaw, while resting in bed this afternoon! We love seeing friendships in the ward form!
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Mazuba from Zambia on Yesterday
Mazuba's wound dressing change on Friday was very successful. It revealed that most of his wounds had dried up and he has zero infection now which means the skin graft worked superbly. Before he is discharged, he has to have an x-ray taken and have a wound dressing again on Tuesday to asses whether or not he is ready to go home. All this is moving in a positive direction and both he and Godfrey are really happy about this news! Praise God!
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Chikuku from Zambia on Yesterday
Chikuku's name means 'Mercy'. He is a testament of how merciful God can be because after his bone fracture healed in his last surgery, one of his tendons got closed into his bone and started growing there. Luckily for him, our doctors were able to find it and correct the situation and help his foot heal normally again.
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Wilson from Malawi on Yesterday
Wilson got surprised discharged over the weekend and we didn't get a chance to snap a photo before he left! He'll have the k-wire holding his finger straight taken out at a local hospital in a few days and then he'll be seen by our doctors in the Ntcheu outreach clinic near his home. Please be praying his finger continues to heal well!
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Patsani from Malawi on Yesterday
We saw Patsani waiting in line to see the doctor during a busy clinic this morning, and just found out that she's been readmitted to finally have her frame off on Thursday! Please be praying for her as she waits to go in for surgery!
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Dan Andrei from the Philippines on Yesterday
We spotted D-Boy in his natural habitat this afternoon, hanging out on his cell phone! We asked what he was doing and he told us “Facebook!" with a laugh. His status update might read, “Surgery tomorrow, nervous but ready!” Please join us in praying for D-Boy's surgery tomorrow!
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Daniel from Ethiopia on 3 days ago
Dr. Mesfin was having a laugh with Daniel during rounds this morning as he complimented his new hair cut!
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Xavier from Kenya on Apr 21, 2017
It’s Friday morning, very bright unlike other days. Rays of sunshine reflect in the ward. We went to the ward to see how Xavier was faring and to deliver him his get well messages. Guess what? Xavier was happy! He was actually singing songs of praise! By his style of presentation, it was apparent that he was not in any pain. We were happy together and enjoyed every moment of our stay together in the ward. His mother was delighted to see Xavier reciting a song for us, and we watched from a distance as Phoebe, one of our pastors, continued to paint Xavier's cast. “I'm excited to see my son happy today and humbly receiving get well messages from people who I don't know but are concerned about my son's condition. God bless you,” she told us. Xavier will be discharged today and we will be glad to see him again on June 7th!
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Lucy from Kenya on Apr 21, 2017
When we saw Lucy this morning, she was on her feet! When we got to talk to her, she told us that she wasn’t going to be able to go home until tomorrow. We were very sorry for her. But then… we found out that she IS going home today. Phew - that was a close one! We let her read her get well messages, and we were so happy to be able to share words with her that showed Lucy how loved and precious she is. Thank you to each one of you who sent your love and kind words! We’re really excited to see how her foot has healed when she gets her cast taken off at Nakuru clinic on June 15th!
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Jelyn from the Philippines on Apr 21, 2017
We saw on our calendar that Jelyn was due back for a follow up, so we were absolutely certain we’d see her! If you’ve followed her story, you’ll know that she is incredibly reliable when it comes to follow up appointments, and today was no exception. She’s doing so great, and just gets more grown up and lovely every time we see her! So, we’ll see her again in the Fall!
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Jairah from the Philippines on Apr 21, 2017
More smiles from Jairah today, who was all dressed and definitely ready to go home! She is pain-free and carefree, which is what we like to see as they headed out the front door. We’ll see her back in May for her follow up, thanks for all your prayers!
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Wilson from Malawi on Apr 20, 2017
Wilson and Lawrence are hanging out today! Wilson was asleep most of the day - we were going to deliver his get-well messages in the afternoon but he was enjoying a nice long snooze and only woke up when it was time for us to go home! We're glad he woke up in time to enjoy tea though!
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Mazuba from Zambia on Apr 20, 2017
Mazuba is back in the ward. He was scheduled for another wound cleaning today that didn't happen due to the surgeons being overwhelmed with cases. Hopefully, he will be attended to tomorrow! Please keep him in your prayers!
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Daniel from Ethiopia on Apr 20, 2017
Daniel was back in his usual place, relaxing in bed, with his music nearby and his friends close for chats!
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Lucy from Kenya on Apr 20, 2017
Please enjoy this photo of Lucy and her mama that so exudes so much joy! We caught up with them as Lucy waited to get her new cast, and we’re thankful she’s finally getting that cast! She, her mama, and her little sister Esther have been so very patient as they have waited for this moment. When we saw Lucy’s mama later, she told us excitedly that they are going home tomorrow. Thank you Jesus!
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Xavier from Kenya on Apr 20, 2017
Xavier finally got a new cast. AGAIN! And the good news is that he will probably be going home tomorrow. FINALLY! Thank you for keeping our boy and his sweet mama in your prayers. He’s happier today, and his mother must be so relieved to be going home soon. We’re looking forward to a happy Friday for Xavier and his mama tomorrow!
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Webby from Zambia on Apr 20, 2017
Webby was discharged during the Easter holiday and will return for review soon! We're looking forward to seeing his progress, please keep him in your prayers!
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Chikuku from Zambia on Apr 20, 2017
Chikuku is back again after a few years since his last operation to fix a broken bone. This charming fellow has come for a leg correction because his recovery left him with one leg functioning a little less optimally than the other. The doctors are hopeful that his surgery will be successful. Join us in praying for him!
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Jairah from the Philippines on Apr 20, 2017
Far from being gruesome, Jairah's morning was the opposite of yesterday's! Today, she was wide awake and completely fine. Given by her huge smile, we can tell that she is recovering well, which is a sign that Jairah is headed home soon!
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Mazuba from Zambia on Apr 19, 2017
Today during chapel, Pastor Harold reflected on the hard work that everyone has done to ensure Mazuba's well being. It was so encouraging to hear the many sacrifices people have made and continue to do to help him. God always places faithful people in our path to take care of us!
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Daniel from Ethiopia on Apr 19, 2017
We were glad to see Daniel out of bed and rolling around with his friend, Mastewal and brother Gashaw today!
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Wilson from Malawi on Apr 19, 2017
Wilson is having a good day today, no pain and we got a photo of him practicing shuffling cards while his dad took a nap in the bed! Thandy asked him how he was doing and he says he's great! He's been playing a phone game with Chimwemwe most of the day and says he watched tv and had a good lunch!
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Lucy from Kenya on Apr 19, 2017
Our lady was awake today! As we spent time with her, there was a moth flying around her bed. Lucy wanted to let it out, so we opened up the window, but then the moth took up residence on one of her blankets. Eventually, we put it outside and hopefully it flew away and had a great day. Speaking of great days, keep Lucy in your prayers! Pray that SHE has a great day and that she can have her new cast put on tomorrow and finally go home Friday!
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