Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Nov 29
We have a giggler here at the hospital! Between Mayamiko and her new friend Grace, who's equally happy, there's no shortage of laughter in the ward! Unfortunately, a lot of our doctors are busy with a conference for the next couple of days, so we're pretty sure she won't be getting surgery this week, but more likely next week. Stay tuned!
Sylvia is continuing to recover, however she won’t be able to go home until her fevers stop. This morning, one of our pastors prayed with her for healing and for a full recovery. Irene and Sylvia are both doing well and they have spent the day in the ward resting. They get a lot of visitors from the hospital staff who are checking in on Sylvia. Please keep Sylvia in your prayers, that she will have a full recovery.
Juma was told Habiru will go into surgery tomorrow.His fever and cough have stopped so he has been given the green light for his operation. Today, Juma and Habiru have had a quiet day. Juma did some laundry and Habiru rested, he is a very calm child who rarely cries. Please keep Habiru in your prayers as he awaits surgery soon.
Rita was scheduled for surgery today, but it was postponed because there isn't space in the ICU, so she'll probably go into OR another day this week. However, she and her mother are settled in the ward and there are no other major concerns. Please remember them in your prayers.
Flora's been discharged today! She's going home and will be visiting one of our mobile clinics in six weeks to have a checkup, and hopefully to have her cast removed! If there are no complications, this may be the last time we see her. We're sad to see her go, but happy that she's doing well and will soon be running around on two straight legs! Please keep her in your prayers even as the healing process wraps up!
Prossy has been spending the day with her friend Vicky, who is from her district, and also has a child with hydrocephalus. Priscila’s lungs have cleared up, however, she still has an upper airway obstruction so her doctors are in the process of ruling out causes. Until the upper air way is cleared, she will stay on oxygen and in the ICU. Please pray that the cause of Priscila's obstruction will be determined and that it can be treated.
Faye rounded out a very long day of pretty intense surgeries, and hers was no exceptions. All hands were on deck as three doctors and a few nurses worked together to cut, hammer, and pin Faye’s crooked legs straight. Her legs are too small to insert a rod, so the crew used pins which will hold everything in place while she heals. We’re praying she’ll heal fast and keep from being too moody, please pray with us!
Thank you for praying for Swet, her surgery this afternoon went smoothly! She's so brave and rolled in the OR in a wheelchair, still wearing her sweet smile. She was a little nervous, twitching a bit when our staff helps her. Like many of our patients, she's not a big fan of needles either! Swet woke up a little after surgery, and we assured her that her cast is definitely on the right leg!
The first day of December marked the first day of Jucyl Mae’s journey towards walking! After a bit of a struggle to get an IV into her teeny tiny arm, Dr. Tim and Dr. Jun worked together to loosen and release the tight tendons in her ankle and knees. Jucyl Mae’s little legs were just so tight at the knees though. While the doctors were unable to get them completely straight, they came pretty close. Despite this, there’s a lot of hope that once she is healed, Jucyl Mae will be able to wear leg braces and learn to walk. We’re cheering for her, thanks for joining us!
So you know how we said Kristel doesn't say much? Well, we might actually take that statement back today! The good thing is that Kristel's done with surgery, and she's now in the recovery room. However, she's in so much pain and is really upset about how heavy her casts are. It's a new thing for her, so it's something that needs time getting used to. After a few months, she will be getting these casts off, and soon, she will wear her first flip flops ever! Please keep praying for Kristel's healing!
We're sorry to tell you that our Miss Cutie Pie didn't get to have surgery this morning. The doctors & nurses went on a vein hunt for quite awhile today, so we could put in Zafreen's IV line for anesthesia. We searched both her hands and legs, and with Jasmen's permission, made a few incisions in Zafreen's limbs to expose the vein, yet were still unsuccessful to find any. The last option was to go through surgery without anesthesia, which isn't a choice for Jasmen at all. We're looking at other options for Zafreen at the moment. She may have to wear a brace and wait for a couple months. So please be praying for wisdom for our medical staff and Zafreen's parents!
Eliud was doing much better today—especially because he got to go home! He had been running a fever, which is why they kept him here over the weekend. But the fever has subsided and doctors assured Eliud’s mother Rachael that we are here if the fever returns. We are so thankful he was able to come for surgery, and we'll see him at our clinic in Kitale early next year!
Meet Mayamiko! She's the sweet little girl on the left! Mayamiko has a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, which basically means she has brittle bones. Her bones are extremely fragile and breakable. Her left femur is bent right now, so our surgeons are going to make two cuts and use a metal rod to aid it in healing straight. She may also need other surgeries in the future for her other leg, but we're going to deal with that when and if it becomes an issue. Please be praying for Mayamiko! She's such a happy, smiley little girl, and she's already made friends in the hospital!
Eda is doing well today! We caught up with her in the playroom this afternoon and she was enjoying looking through a book! Her humerus is healing up really well, but they have to continue dressing her femur. Poor Eda has to be here during Christmas, but fortunately, she doesn't seem too upset about that. Please continue to pray for her healing!
Priscila continues to be on oxygen, over the weekend there was no improvement. This has been hard on Prossy and Sam has not been present since he brought them to CURE, this has been adding to Prossy's stress and worry. Please keep Priscila and Prossy in your prayers, that there will soon be improvement.
Activity for the week of Sunday, Nov 29
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