Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 05
You may notice that Thoko looks a bit different today - that's because it's not Thoko! Thoko's latest favorite thing is taking the photo, rather than being in it. We thought we'd show you some of her handiwork! Here, she snapped our CUREkids Coordinator, Thandy, up in the physio room.
Kenneth waits his turn for physiotherapy... you can't see it, but just out of the frame he's working on stretching his leg out and then in as he waits. You can see the determination on his face though! It's looking pretty likely that Kenneth will be able to go home this week, so please continue to pray for healing and good news for him and his family. We'll keep you posted!
Last night Ignatius returned to CURE with his family, they traveled six hours from their home in Kenya to get here! Sylvester, Evelyn, Moses, and Ignatius are all in high spirits and they are hopeful that Ignatius will get the treatment he needs. Ignatius and his brother are beginning to walk making them a handful for their parents. Today they both got baths which they enjoyed a lot! Ignatius splashed and played in his little tub. At this time his surgery hasn’t been scheduled, please pray for Ignatius' upcoming operation.
Badru was given a toy race car from the spiritual department which he played with all morning outside the ICU. We asked Hajara if Badru was going to become a race car driver when he grew up, she smiled and said maybe a mechanic. Both of them are doing well, they are continuing to wait for Badru’s surgery.
Emmanuel has been moved out of the ICU and into the ward, which made Evelyn very happy, she had a sleepless night in the ICU because Emmanuel cried most of the night. Today she is hoping to rest a little, when she gets bored she plans on reading her Bible or talking with the mothers sitting outside the ward. Emmanuel’s infection is now being treated, once he is healthy he will go back into surgery to get a new shunt. Please pray that he will be cured of his infection so that he can move forward with what he needs.
Hara got the full meal deal today in the operating room! It was a packed house, all surgeons on deck and a handful of assisting nurses were ready to tackle both feet and her left hand. We were able to extend her thumb so she will have more “grabbing power”, her stump has been revised and is ready for a prosthetic once it heals, and her other foot was a bit of a surprise. A good surprise! Once her leg was opened up to correct the amniotic band, the doctors felt they could just loosen a few tendons and cast her foot in place in order to treat the clubfoot, instead of the usual, more painful procedure. Please pray that it works as planned, and that she will be done with surgery for a long long time!
Christian and his parents arrived today for surgery tomorrow! Christian’s birthday is this weekend, and Gen told us, “Straight feet will be his birthday present from God!” She’s a bit nervous, but knows that God is in control, and will be directing the surgical staff every step of the way, as He always does. Christian spent some time in the playroom this afternoon, he loves loves LOVES the bubbles! We were having so much fun watching him play, he’s such a fun, happy kid!
Jay Anne and Jay flew into Davao today, it was Jay Anne’s first time on a plane. She really didn’t much care for it, Jay told us that she complained about her ears hurting. She seems to have recovered quickly though, and spent the afternoon in the playroom, where she gave us one of her cute goofy smiles. She begins the road to recovery tomorrow with surgery on her elbow, please be praying for a successful procedure!
“God’s been blessing us, these DDH’s have been turning out great!” was Dr. Mead’s professional assesment this morning after getting a look at Joellianne’s hip. She came into the operating room in tears, driven by memories of her last trip. An X-ray showed that everything is where is should be, and now she is in a smaller cast for the next few weeks, but she’ll have more movement and mobility. Maybe enough that she can visit the playroom soon, she was crying after surgery because she wanted to go play, like right now! A good sign that she’s doing well!
Nicole had her surgery this morning, which resembled a clubfoot surgery, only on her hands! She was very nervous coming in, but the anesthesiologist gave her a sedative before she entered the operating room, then she was as relaxed as could be! The doctors took a wedge of bone out of the top of each wrist, so her hands can lay flat, and put a pin in each hand to hold everything in place while she heals. Soon she’ll be coloring and drawing again, only with new and improved hands!
Sweetbert and his mother Kasasa returned to CURE on Saturday! They traveled all the way from Tanzania to Mbale, Uganda, a journey which took two days by bus as they traveled over 650 miles. Sweetbert went into surgery today in which our doctors performed a subdural collection evacuation to treat a subdural hematoma. He is now resting in the ICU where he will spend the night. Please pray that Sweetbert makes a full recovery.
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 05
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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