Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Oct 11
Today our doctors reviewed Grace's case, and they've decided to do a bit of manipulation on her left foot using a plaster cast, before going ahead with surgery. We caught Grace hanging outside after she'd had the cast put on. She's in fine spirits as usual, and loved seeing the photo that we took of her!
"When I saw baby Mariam being brought out of the OR, I felt so relieved and strong. I feel stronger now, it is like I never even had a C-section," Momma Mariam told us. She also spent some time with a pastor who prayed for her and encouraged her, and we hope mother and child stay on the up side!
Praise was back for her follow up appointment today! We were super happy to see her and her mom, Anne, outside our office this morning. Praise is doing great, and the next step is getting her fitted with AFOs, which are a brace to be worn with shoes to help keep her feet and ankle in the correct position. She'll be staying at the hospital for a couple of days while we get those made for her, so keep an eye out for more updates from this one!
Chisomo came back for review today and had his cast removed! He can slowly start to walk on it now, but he's a bit scared to put weight on his leg at the moment. He's gotten a little used to the cast, please keep praying that he will adjust quickly! His mom is so happy that he will be able to walk normally. We will see him at his local clinic in 2016.
Bridgette was back for her follow up appointment today! We were pretty happy to see her and Ellen, her sweet mom. Bridgette's doing great, and is being seen by our physiotherapists at the moment. They'll help her with some range of motion exercises, as well as providing her with a shoe raise so that walking is easier for her. She'll be back in the beginning of December for further follow up, keep an eye out!
We gave Nora some coloring to do for the weekend and she absolutely loved it! She's finished the whole thing, looks like we have a bit of an artist on our hands. She's still in bed on traction, but the infection seems to be clearing up, and she should be ready to go back to theater for rodding and plating next week!
This guy! Ebenezer has been given the all clear to head home today! We caught him with his mom, Merina just before they left. These two have been such a joy to get to know and care for, they're both so joyful and lovely. Ebenezer will be back in a couple of weeks for another wound check, keep an eye out!
Sarah and her mother got to go home this weekend! They were going to stay another night but wanted to leave with their new friend, Norah. "You can't split up a friendship like that," the nurse explained. Our doctor's sent Sarah with some advice on how to ease her breathing by sitting up straight and pushing her chest forward. We are sending our prayers as well as advice. We will see her again on the 19th of November at our clinic in Eldoret.
We were extremely happy to see this delightful little face in our office today! Bridget was back for a follow up appointment, and our doctors are super pleased with her progress. We've booked her in for another check up in a year, just to make sure she's still on track. Thanks for following along!
Angelo went home over the weekend before we could take a last photo update! But that's okay, he will be back by the end of the month for his follow-up and we will make sure to share an updated photo then. Please continue praying for his healing!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Oct 11
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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