Recent Patient Updates
Chinasi has been making friends! We heard singing outside our window and it sounded like an adorable scene so we went out to investigate! It was Chinasi, Gloria and Julia, all singing worship songs and giggling! It very quickly evolved into a photo session - here is one where we tried getting a photo of Julia, and then Gloria tried to get in on the action, but it ended with Chinasi on top because she stepped right in front of the camera! Chinasi's skin graft is a little infected so she will be getting daily wound dressings - please pray she gets better quickly!
The three siblings came in today and they all look great! Bekelech and Chiana are doing very well and do not need any more operations for now, but Aster is still in need of one more. She will come back in the middle of November for an admission, and we will see the other two in six months for a check-up. Please keep these sweet children in your prayers!
Once the pedia tests were cleared, Kim had a restful night in the ward with Aisa, who has been intently praying for Kim's healing. Well, the prayers of the righteous man is truly powerful and effective! After cutting, stitching, and pinning, Kim's elbow is fixed! We would love it if you join Aisa as she prays for Kim's recovery!
Thank you for praying last night! Obviously, Kurt was cleared for surgery and was in the OR this morning. It looked like Dr. Tim was in a battle with all the blood around Kurt's leg, but don't worry, they have a couple bags ready to replenish the loss. Kurt is really the true warrior here though, hip surgery is not an easy one. We are thankful to see that our staff worked so hard to fix his hip which is now in place and healing in a spica cast!
Our little friend is now all grown up. in fact he now is able to run! His feet have healed very well. Today, Dr.Mitei who reviewed him told Sabina, his mother that the progress was great and informed her that we would need to wait a few more years for his webbed toes in his right foot to develop before any procedures can be done to correct that. It was such a joy seeing this precious boy today. We look forward to seeing him again in six months time!
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.
Joseph has so much joy in him, even when he is being pushed to go beyond his comfortable positions during physiotherapy, he still smiles and tries his best. He's just such an amazing kid! Today, Joseph showed up at clinic with his mother for a session of stretching exercises and we were all so glad to meet them. Mary our physiotherapist encouraged Joseph's mother not to grow weary with helping him stretch everyday, that in due time she will see the results. We pray that soon Joseph will be on his feet walking. We see him again in January, we can't wait to see how much more progress he will have made by then!
Chebo and his sister are still in our ward and Chebo has been banned from using the wheelchair because he has to strengthen his other foot that was worked on first! He says he is trying hard to listen to what our physio Ian says, but the convenience with the wheelchair is too tempting!
Our pretty little friend, Tenderfilova, came back today! She came for more physical therapy. When Bea, the therapist, first saw her and was shaking her hand, she told her, “You are strong! You are doing well!” We found out that she is also able to use her hands for dressing herself and such. It’s a good sign that she has strength in her hands because that’s where her burn contractures are. We’re hoping to maybe see her again on November 9th and are excited to see more of her progress!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Oct 23
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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