Recent Patient Updates
This morning, we found Jesicah awake and feverish. The poor thing seemed miserable. This afternoon, we found her awake, happy, and smiling! She even invited us to her birthday party -- in December! The doctor had her sit up for a couple of minutes today which is fantastic. She is doing well but, her heart rate is fast, so hopefully that will get sorted out soon. She will probably be around CURE for a few more days as she recovers. We hope to bring you great news on Monday of her continued recovery! Please pray for healing and that her heart rate will decrease! And as a side note, we’ve included an actual photo of Jesicah’s back instead of an x-ray photo.
Falida had her wound inspection today and Nurse Forcina watched over her as she woke up from anesthesia! Poor baby cried a bit - she wanted to see her mommy, not Forcina! She's been united with Anna now and is happily riding around on her back like nothing happened this morning!
Silaji was having a blast banging on a toy piano with Luka! We're glad he's up and about having fun again so soon! We brought him his get-well messages and he loved the photo of someone's pet cat - he said, "meow." Please be praying for him as he continues to heal from his operation!
Meet July and his mommy Fatima! July is from Nsanje district, and is very far away from our local clubfoot clinics, so he's come to Blantyre to be treated once a week for his clubfoot! He'll be here quite a while, but will probably be in and out of our hospital as we will send him to Feed the Children, a local shelter that he will stay at while we're not changing casts! He's such a happy, cheerful baby, please be praying for him and Fatima as we treat his clubfeet!
Kelvin was somewhat awake this morning when we did rounds to check-up on him. He's rested well, that's for sure, and feeling a little sore still, but not bad enough to not send him home. We know that he's excited to continue resting in the comforts of his home and so does Hermis. Please continue with your prayers! We'll see Kelvin again when he gets back in a couple weeks!
Might be too early to be in the playroom when we saw Jezreel this morning, but he was definitely awake and smiling in bed! James stayed with him all night and we found the both snuggled up in sheets and blankets. We’re glad that his pain levels went down tremendously. Jezreel heads home today!
This must’ve been the biggest smile that we’ve seen just before sunrise! We were early to do rounds this morning and found Xethro already strolling in the lobby! We’ll sure miss his huge grin since he gets discharged today. We look forward to seeing him in a few weeks for his follow-up!
We knocked the doors open at the hospital quite early this morning to do rounds. Some of us left for a mobile clinic and made sure that our kids were good to get discharged. We didn’t bother waking Decia up since her grandma was already up and ready to chat. Other than the occasional pain, she is ready to go home today! At least she won’t be going home alone, it’s always so good to have Kevin tag along!
Pemphero is having a lot of fun playing Bao with one of the moms! Her friend Sara had surgery yesterday and is in a lot of pain so Pemphero was sitting on her bed trying to help her cheer up! Please be praying that Sara feels better soon, she had a pretty major operation!
Since Kevin’s leg needs a little more time to heal, the doctors don’t want him to put any weight on it for now. So, he was in PT this morning, learning to use a walker. He actually seemed to enjoy it, wheeling it around like a big toy car. It’s only a matter of time before the race car noises start! He and Decia went home today, please pray for the family as they juggle two kids, albeit happy kids, in casts for the next few weeks!
Heart was all dressed and ready to go early this morning, she wanted to be sure she could get out of here once their ride showed up! She had a little PT to learn how to keep her muscles loose and some last minute instructions, and now she’s on her way home. She should be back in school in no time, where she’ll have another chance to wear out her cast! We’ll see her back in about six weeks and will update you all then!
Janus teamed up with Adrian again today, and made some big strides towards being mobile. His leg brace is supportive enough that he can walk without crutches as long as he’s comfortable. He was happier than yesterday, experiencing a little more freedom. And speaking of freedom, he’s out of here! Janus headed home today, and we’ll see him in just a few weeks to check his progress.
Activity for the week of Sunday, Aug 28
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- 92.1% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
- 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
- 6.7% Fundraising
Why I Support CURE
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