Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 26
We heard from Anissa that one of her sons, Madia’s little brother, passed away this weekend, after losing the battle with malaria and also severe anemia. He was with Anissa when they originally brought Madia to CURE, and Anissa couldn’t stop her tears when she decided to tell us. Madia hasn’t mentioned anything to us and has just been hanging around the other kids today, but it’s hard to lose a brother she loved. Please pray for this family, that they may find comfort.
This little boy came in for his follow-up with his parents and he is doing very well! His parents are so happy and thankful about his improvement. Our physician gave him another appointment three months from now to see how he progresses! Please keep praying for him!
Meba's surgery went quite well. Dr. Mesfin did a wonderful job making sure she would have a quick recovery. We asked Meba what she wants to do when she's fully recovered and she says she can't wait to play basketball again! Thank you for the prayers and get well messages!
Abraham's first night at CURE was calm and uneventful. His grandfather and his mother are still patiently waiting for the doctors to tell them what their plan for Abraham is. For now, they are in the ward nursing the babies, so please continue to pray for them!
Yesterday, Meri had a complete blood count test (CBC) done in the labs and was found to be anaemic, so she had her first blood transfusion. Today she had a CT scan done, so Hanifa is patiently waiting for the doctor's plan. Please keep this little girl in your prayers!
Rabson's been scooting around on his plaster casts so much that they're starting to get a bit tatty already, only a week after he had surgery! We had to take him to the plaster room so we could reinforce them, and although he wasn't too pleased to have to sit still for that, rest assured that the sad face in this photo didn't last long. Half an hour later he was outside with all his friends, chattering and laughing away. Rabson has been discharged, and he and Amadu, his dad, are heading home today. We'll see them again in a couple of months when they come back to have Rabson's casts removed, here's hoping they stay in one piece until then!
We caught up with Estery this morning, looking bright and cheerful as she enjoyed some fresh air and a hot cup of tea! We're still waiting on those x-rays, but we'll let you know when we've got some more info about the next stage of her treatment. Stay posted!
We were so happy to see John Carlo arrive this afternoon with grandpa Santiago! His cast has definitely seen better days, his left knee is almost worn through from him crawling around the last few months. Sounds like it’s time to take it off! He and current and former roommate Ralph, another “spica cast kid”, spent the afternoon in a loud, busy playroom playing video games. He’ll have a minor surgery in the morning to remove the cast and the pins that have been holding his hip together while it heals, and it’s still unsure whether he’ll need another smaller cast for a bit longer, so please be praying for good results!
After playing "high-five" and tickling Newton under the arm every time he lifted it, he finally caught on. He started yelling "high-five!" to us and then would immediately put down his arm. He's clever, he's hyper, and he's so willing to play with anyone. We await his hip surgery and are looking forward to see this guy run and jump. Tomorrow, we'll post a video and show you what it looks when he walks. And of course, how silly he is. Please keep this little guy in your prayers!
Our social worker decided to keep Nana a little longer at the hospital, because she thinks she probably won’t have good conditions for healing at home. Nana lives in a small town in the country, and as it’s the rainy season, the rain can do a lot of damage to the houses. She will probably heal better here!
Today we passed through the children's ward and couldn't pass Degu without capturing his beautiful soul! He got a hold of our lens cap and he had a great time playing with it as his new toy between his hands. Only a week left until his next procedure!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 26
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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