Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Oct 04
Teresia was in a good mood today. The pain in her leg has reduced, now she is only experiencing some mild pain around the wound. She told us that she feels that the wound is taking forever to heal, but the doctor told her with proper care, in a month's time the pain should be all gone. He also insisted it’s important she does not put too much pressure on her leg as that would slow down the healing process. As always she was in the company of her mother Nelly! Let's continue praying for her as she continues to recover.
Christopher did show up at clinic today, and it was a day well spent! He had so much fun playing with other kids at clinic, making new friends like it was his job. From the minute he arrived, he was out and about playing, and he only sat down long enough for the doctor to examine him. Unfortunately the doctor couldn't make a decision without the CT scan he had asked Chris' father David to get. David again promised to have the scans with him for the next clinic. Let’s pray that this time he will keep his promise so that our doctors can start planning for the next course of treatment for Chris!
Oumalkairou had surgery today! The surgeon had to release her fingers which were stuck together. First, he needed to make marks on her hand where he planned to take away some skin and where he would cut. It’s such precise work! Everything went well, and please pray for her as she’s recovering.
Sleep may be the only thing that will give Restlyn a break from moving so much. She was up early today roaming around the ward with her brother Restlie. As long as you keep Restlyn mobile if she wants to, there’s no problem there! She doesn’t have as much energy as usual though, so she gets tired real quick and as a result, has been resting all afternoon.
This is the scene today in our high dependency unit. Sarah shares the room with a young teenager, Norah, who also underwent a spine surgery. When we came in, Sarah’s mother Caroline was helping Norah’s family tend to their girl. So much of recovery is about having people alongside to go through the pain with. We’re blessed to watch this community develop!
Cholo is up and walking! He was determined to get up since his goal was to walk towards the playroom where he spent the entire morning playing with other clinic kids and some of our visitors. After lunch, he was back in the ward resting when Children’s Mentor Cyra stopped by and read him a Get Well encouragement written from one of the kids at Cyra’s children’s church. Not too long after though, Cholo walked back to the playroom again for some afternoon fun time!
Izza is feeling well today and so is Lucia who reciprocates whatever her little princess feels. It’s really sweet to see Lucia take care of her daughter and she looks forward to continue caring for her at home where she can get some help from her husband. Izza wasn’t so happy about the idea of going home though, she said she wanted to stay and hang out with the hospital staff. We told her that this won’t be the last time we see her since she will be back for a follow-up. We promised not to send her home without saying goodbye tomorrow and read her a Get Well letter so she will remember how much we love and care for her!
Beboy is on the move! He still needs help walking more than a few steps, but he’s able to stand unsupported for longer amounts of time, and is gaining so much strength. He now has a set of parallel bars at his house to help practice in between hospital visits. His confidence is soaring too, which has led to a lot more smiles and interaction from him, we love seeing this new side of Beboy!
“Smiling keeps you young!” Elvie told us this morning. Using that logic, J-Vie will be a teenager forever! He was all smiles today, and while he’s been coming in weekly for physiotherapy, today was just a follow up day for him. After taking an updated X-ray and checking his strength, everyone was amazed at how quickly his bones are growing back together. He’s walking with just a cane now, and he’s about ready to give that up. And that’s definitely something to smile about!
Princess Joy had her follow up, and she’s doing so well, she was released to go back home, several hours north of Davao. That’s happy and sad news for us, she’s so sweet to have around, but we’re happy she’s doing so well. She grinned through the whole cast removal process, saying “it tickles!” After a quick trip down to the physical therapy room, she was given the OK to start walking, which she did, slowly and gingerly. We know she’ll be moving at full speed in no time, thanks for following Princess’ journey!
We’ve really enjoyed getting to know Johnny Boy the past few months! When he comes in, he gives us a wide, warm smile, which is something we rarely saw when he came for surgery. But, then he’ll follow it up with a fierce stare, followed by another smile. We really wish we knew what he was thinking! He had one last cast change today, then in another month it should be off for good, which will be a day for celebration! Thanks for the continued prayers!
Marilyn confessed why she was so nervous before Khyler Mae had her surgery early this week. Khyler Mae has had convulsions after surgery from the past and Marilyn was scared that it was going to happen again this time around. We praise God because Khyler Mae has been recovering well with perfect vital stats, walking around her room and tentatively scheduled for discharge tomorrow! Thanks for praying!
Well, we have a pretty hefty prayer request for Dave John! He came in innocently for a follow up, but his feet still are not corrected, so Dr. Reyes had to make the very tough decision to recast Dave John one more time. Needless to say, he was not happy. Lots of tears, but we know it’ll be worth it when they’re straight at last! But it’s so hard for a six year old to understand, and so we need prayer for healing and patience for this little man.
Julifer is just about ready to go home! Her IV was out, and she has traded in her hospital gown for regular clothes. Jennife and Jacob were out running a few last minute errands, gathering paperwork for her discharge. Julifer wasn’t too bothered about being on her own, her ward has become a little family, and she has plenty of moms watching over her! She was watching TV and relaxing, enjoying her last bit in the hospital. Thanks again for the prayers!
Angelo lost a lot of blood from yesterday’s surgery and went through 2 units of blood transfusion last night. He’s definitely getting a lot of rest and we caught him snoozing in his room this afternoon. Angelo’s heart rate also runs higher than normal, but we are keeping an eye on him and monitoring his progress. Angelo is one of the sweetest boys that we’ve met and we never hear any complaints coming out of him despite of everything that he’s been through. Please keep praying for complete healing!
We were so happy to see Ashley this morning! She was back to her bubbly self, and had her hair all pulled up in a super cute bun. Her cousin was here visiting this morning, and the two were having fun together playing games on a tablet. She was making sure Ashley’s needs were attended to, fixing her sheets and bringing her water, it was so cute to watch! Ashley told us that her legs were feeling much better, thank you Lord! Thanks for all your prayers!
Carmella was still beaming this morning after yesterday’s good news about her shortened recovery time! She gets to go home today, but we will see her for sure in 6-8 weeks, when she can start getting ready to play basketball again. Alex got her moving on a set of crutches this morning, so she’ll be able to get around while she’s healing. We’ll keep you posted!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Oct 04
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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