Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 01
Despite Ishma still being pretty unsure of us, he's making friends with all the mom's here, including Delifa! Here they are together. Today, Ishma has been going through some physio exercises to help stretch out the fingers on his other hand where we operated last time. He's having a pretty tough time of it, and doesn't enjoy the experience at all. He's pretty little and it's hard for him to know that the temporary pain is going to help him. His dad came to visit today, but unfortunately it was right after Ishma had physio, and Ishma just screamed and cried. Please keep praying for him!
Stanley has finished his malaria treatment, and should be ready to go to theater early next week if all goes to plan! We found him outside this afternoon, catching some fresh air. He says he's feeling much better, and has been keeping busy hanging out with some boys he's made friends with here. They've already had surgery and are stuck in bed, so they couldn't make it outside to join him, but Stanley was smiling nonetheless! He's a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of guy, and we're so glad to have him around.
Blessings beautiful smile is still lighting up our lives! She's doing so well with her physiotherapy, we're so proud of the effort she's making. She thrives on encouragement, and she's getting plenty of it from around here! Something we've noticed about Blessings, and love about her, is how she talks about anyone she hears crying around her. From her bed, she calls out 'baby' and then their name, in soothing tones. No matter their age! She has such a caring and kind heart and it's beautiful!
Ruth is doing her absolute best, re-learning to walk without crutches. Half of it is a mind game, believing that her leg will hold her. So we've been encouraging her heaps and our physiotherapists are keeping things light and fun. Little challenges are helping her progress, and although it's slow, things are definitely improving. Keep praying for determination for her!
Lisnert's re-learning to walk without crutches, and although it's hard she makes it a lot of fun! She has this 'laughing-in-pain' face which expresses exactly how much of a challenge it is, but also shows her courage and determination at making the absolute best of this situation. She's a legend, we're so proud of her!
Dainess said goodbye to the Cure family yesterday. She and her little friends from Cheshire home were all given the ok by the doctor to be discharged. The whole ward erupted in sounds of joy when they saw the bus coming to take them home! Dainess was one of the last kids wheeled onto the waiting bus. The little troopers were treated like heroes as each and every one of them got on! The atmosphere was full of tears and laughter. We wish Dainess a speedy recovery and thank you to each and every one of you who supported and prayed for her!
Gideon left the hospital last night. The doctors have decided that he is too young to get surgery right now. He and his mom have been sent home for at least a month after which they will decide if he can have surgery. Please keep Gideon and his mom in your prayers as they continue to hope for the best.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Anna has left the building! After a successful surgery and many days spent in her hospital bed, the little fighter is now able to move on her own with the help of crutches. She says she was happy because she made so many friends in the hospital. She's enjoyed all her get well messages and she promises to work hard in physiotherapy so she can visit us and come dancing through the door with both feet firmly on the ground the next time we see her!
Betty had surgery today to treat hydrocephalus, the procedure went well and she is now resting in the ICU, where her mother Aisu is waiting to see her. Aisu hasn’t been able to eat today because she has been so nervous about Betty’s surgery, though she has felt some relief since Betty has come out of the OR. Please pray for Betty’s recovery.
“I have left everything in God’s hands,” said Mary. Norah went in to surgery today for treatment of hydrocephalus, the procedure went well, she is now in the ICU where she will spend the night. Mary hasn’t been in communication with anyone at home, however she has been talking with a couple of mothers outside the ICU who have been telling each other to be strong. Please pray for Norah’s recovery.
Leyla is going home today and she will continue her recovery from home. We will see how she is doing and all the progress she is making when she returns for her follow-up. please keep her in your prayers for a fast recovery and a safe return back to us!
Gloria’s fever has stopped so she has been moved out of the ICU and into the ward. Florence and Nyamungu have been hanging out in the ward, they are both in high spirits since Gloria's surgery went well and she has been moved out of the ICU. Florence is suffering a little abdominal pain but Nyamungu is here to support her. Florence had her Bible on her bed and has been reading often. Please pray for Gloria’s continued recovery.
Mohamed spent the night in the ICU and made a new friend with Nurse Beatrice, he is stable and has been moved to the ward. His mother Hanifa is doing okay, they received a couple get well messages which brought a smile to her face. Please pray for Mohamed’s recovery.
Jamila was at her grandmother's and when the date reached for her to come for review Khadija wasn't able to travel- she was sick. We called her dad and he says "Jamila's health is improving though not as fast as we thought it would." We encouraged him to persist on giving her all possible medical care that she needs and we advised that they come back to CURE if her condition worsens. Please keep her in your prayers.
Lisnert and Ruth get closer by the day! We're so glad these two can support each other as they go through similar journeys. They've been encouraging each other to rely less on their crutches and regain their balance. It's been a fun little challenge for them this afternoon, and they impressed us with their efforts! Thanks for your prayers for Lisnert, we know they are a massive encouragement for her as well!
Today has been a sad day for Blessings, because its a day where she has to say good bye to her close friend Eness. She was sad the whole morning but later she finally smiled and said bye to her friend. We are hoping and praying that Blessings finds a new friend as soon as possible and please do the same so that we can get a smiling Blessings back on board. Thank you for your support!
Our man Stanley arrived this week, ready for surgery! Unfortunately his operation has had to be postponed while he recovers from malaria, but we're hoping we can go ahead early next week. In the meantime, Stanley is staying positive and happy as he waits. He's a joy to have around and we're looking forward to hanging out with him more while he's here. Please pray the malaria is dealt with quickly so we can deal to those tricky knees of his!
Dainess was miserable this morning. She is still in pain from her surgery yesterday. We tried to cheer her up, but the pain seems unbearable right now. She will be discharged today and traveling, so we ask that you would be in prayer for her comfort. Thank you for your support and please keep praying for her recovery!
When Chisomo smiles, you just know that his heart is fully behind that massive grin. We love how expressive he is! He's such a little legend, and although the physio exercises are hard work he is nailing it like a champ! We're so proud of him, and can't wait to see all the progress that's still to come. Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement everyone has been sending him, it means so much!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 01
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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