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Emmanuel from Niger on Just Now
Emmanuel has camped up in the ward and doesn't seem to have an ounce of fear for his upcoming surgery! His whole family has accompanied him to the hospital and is cheering him on. Since we only have space for one family member with each patient, Emmanuel's dad has found a nearby place to stay and Emmanuel's mom and dad are taking turns hanging out and looking after our little guy and his brother!
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Hachirou from Niger on Today
Hachirou is back in the ward and heading back into surgery! Our goofy man isn't going in for a real procedure today, just a pin revision. One of the pins helping to reinforce his leg has shifted a little and is poking into his knee. The doctors will put him to sleep and then move the pin so it doesn't poke and damage anything! It's a nice quick procedure and he'll be back to causing trouble in no time!
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Fati from Niger on Today
Fati didn't end up being cleared to go home over the weekend BUT that call finally came today! The doctors spent some time with her this morning and say that all the post-op dangers have passed and she can head home. Her mom also figured out some transportation for them so Fati will get to recover in the familiarity of her own home rather than our guesthouse! We'll be seeing her in six weeks to check in on how leg number two is doing.
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Habsou from Niger on Today
The pins came out with ease and Habsou is back hanging out with Abdoul Majahid again like nothing ever happened. She's been discharged from the ward today, but will be sticking around for a while longer in our patient guest house as she receives regular wound cleanings and bandage changes in order to keep her infection free!
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Abel from Niger on Today
Quick and easy, Abel is done with his surgery! Most kids freak out a little before going into surgery, but Able handled it like a champ. He's been in to the OR a few times before so he knew the drill and didn't show an ounce of fear. Today's surgery was to correct a complication of Abel's brittle bone disease. Since Abel's bones aren't as strong as most people's, he has had metal rods installed in his legs which strengthen them and help prevent against breaks. The problem is that as Abel grows, the rods stay the same size. Abel outgrew his rods and the area where his bone was without rod reinforcement had broken and healed in correctly. In today's procedure, the doctors had to rebroke and fixed the deformed section of his leg and then installed longer rods which will keep our little guy stronger until he grows more and needs new rods. It's not an elegant system, but it works and minimizes the number of breaks Abel will have in his life!
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Nana Aicha from Niger on Today
Nana Aicha has received her surgery. It was a long and tough surgery, but the doctors were successfully able to straighten the angle of Nana Aicha's left leg beneath the knee! They essentially removed a wedge of bone which gave them the space to force the curvature straight! Nana was out for the whole procedure and didn't feel a thing, but there will be a little residual pain in the coming days so please join us in praying strength for Nana Aicha!
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Chifuniro from Malawi on Today
"Today I learnt how to play Bao. My friend Mary has been helping me play as she taught me how to be a good Bao player," says Chifu proudly. "Bao"is a two person board game where each player has a side of the board with 24 holes and 20 stones. If your 24 stones run out from the holes, the other player wins. It is a very interesting game to learn and it's kept Chifu engaged all day! Chifu will be in hospital for a while still as the doctors are teaching her mother how to take care of the frames once they get home. Please continue to pray and encourage Chifu as she is getting near the end of her treatment!
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Chiweruzo from Malawi on Today
"The doctors gave me a good hope about my hand! They said I might be going home next week," Chiweruzo told us excitedly. Chiweruzo is doing really well today and the doctors are still taking care of his wound with daily observations and cleanings. Chiweruzo's Auntie Sara is so excited to hear that the wound is healing up well and that they might be going home soon. Continue praying for him and his auntie as they will be still here for a little longer.
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Felix from Kenya on Today
After catching up with Felix this morning about his school and how his uncle was, he said to us: “And how are you?” When we mentioned the current cold weather, he told us: “There’s a hole where the cold comes from.” Apparently his grandmother lives nearby and she told him about some hole where all the cold weather comes from. We’re not so sure about this hole is, but we do know one thing: extra layers and fuzzy-lined hoods like Felix’s are required. Felix will need the extra layers and his fuzzy lined hood again soon because he’ll be coming back next week to do some casting to help correct some recurrence in his foot.
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Phabian from Kenya on Today
Immaculate shared with us that her sister had mentioned to her that maybe Phabian wasn’t hers since he was born with clubfoot. Well, can you tell that Phabian is undoubtedly his mother’s child? Even when Immaculate isn’t looking at the camera, you can see that their eyes are very alike! We’re all this way as humans. We all bear the image of our Creator and therefore we can always identify with Him regardless of what people might say! Phabian can identify with his mama, and we pray that he will also identify with his Creator!
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Mary from Kenya on Today
Mary and mama were cozy in bed this morning, showing off some big smiles! Mama was wondering about Mary’s cast ... she seemed to want it painted. We told one of our pastors who is in charge of the playroom and cast painting, so we'll see tomorrow what kind of magic will happen to Mary’s cast!
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Lemaiyan from Kenya on Today
We were short of chairs at a mobile clinic in Lemaiyan’s town so he and his mum decided to share one. Because he is a big boy, he refused to sit on his mum’s lap even though it was probably more comfortable than half a chair, but oh well. Lemaiyan is doing great as you can tell from the smile on his face. He is still doing physical therapy at home and his leg apparatus is in good shape!
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Allan from Kenya on Today
We saw Allan during a mobile clinic this week! It was good to finally meet his mum as he has mostly come to CURE Kenya with his dad. His foot brace needed some belt repairs and a little adjustment to make it more comfortable for him to use. After Allan was done, we asked to take a photo of him and his mum and we also asked him to pass our greetings to his dad. Please thank God for his progress!
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Abdul Swabul from Uganda on Today
“Abdu will be on the surgery list tomorrow,” Dr. Peter assured Hanifa. She had become a little bit anxious as to why her baby hasn’t had surgery yet. She confessed that she misses her other two children back at home, but when she spoke to them last evening, they told her they are well. Please be praying for baby Abdul’s surgery.
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John from Uganda on Today
“The doctor told me to be patient until John finishes his medicine for seizures and that is when they will operate on him” Scovia told us. There are two sets of twins at CURE Uganda this week, John and Babirye as well as Abdu and Kato. Their beds are adjacent to each other and so both Scovia and her neighbor Hanifa have become close friends. Scovia told us that last evening they were discussing about their babies and how they behave. We encouraged them to be praying for one another. Please be remembering them in your prayers too.
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