Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Feb 07
Sarah, one of the physios let us know that Jacqueline was sent for an x-ray today as she was having a lot of pain with exercises specifically in her elbow joint. The plan is to ease off some of her exercises. She's been such a trooper, please continue praying for her!
Sepo is back to CURE Zambia. She has come back for more surgery! We were told that after the doctor reviewed her x ray that her right leg is fine, and now some work needs to be done on her left leg. Sepo was supposed to go for surgery today, but sadly, her operation was cancelled because of time. She will try again for Thursday. We are so happy to have her back!
Today we called Irene and she told us she is very happy! When they got home last week Tuesday a party was thrown for Sylvia, people in their village brought gifts of sugar, milk, and flour for Sylvia. All of her siblings were so excited to see her too! Irene told us that she has had a big appetite and is able to roll her self over, and her wounds are also healing well. Irene’s only concern is that Sylvia has been having shivers, so yesterday Irene took her to a local government hospital and the doctors there told her that the shivers are most likely a result of her operation, Irene thinks they will be discharged home tomorrow. Please continue to pray for her!
Christina's doing well today! We found her watching tv with a little friend - they're so cute! The physio therapists were so excited today because Christina finally was allowed to use her arm to play, reach for objects and do other things! It's the first time she's been able to use her arm since before the burn occurred! We're so excited for her too!
Sewalem was with us today! The doctors saw her and say she needs one more casting before her operation. When she returns in two weeks she will be admitted for a soft tissue release on her left foot. We will see her on February 23rd for an admission, please keep her in your prayers for a safe return back to us!
Haimanot is doing great! She came in for a review and everything looks good! Our doctors told her to come back in six months for another follow-up. She is getting a new supporting shoe(brace) in two weeks because her foot has gotten too big for the one she already has. The physiotherapist put on a cast until she comes back and gets her brace. Please keep her in your prayers!
Ausi’s doctor told us that they plan to take him for surgery tomorrow but will have one last review this evening before any conclusion is made. Annette has noticed some improvement in the way Ausi is breathing and she is happy about that. Please continue to pray for them.
George is having surgery today! He looked a bit nervous waiting to go into theater! He got to fo first thing in the morning! He's lucky because you can't eat before surgery so he didn't have to wait and be hungry for very long! Dr. Inyas is working to separate his two fingers so that they can move independently. Please keep him in your prayers, that the skin graft will take well and heal quickly! We'll post more photos from his surgery tomorrow!
Estery is going to have her surgery later today! She looked a little unhappy waiting, but when we showed her the photo of herself she gave us a grin! We're so excited for her! After seeing one straight leg, we can't wait to see her walking on two straight legs! Please be praying that her surgery goes well, and that she recovers quickly; it's painful to have all of that stuff done to your bones!
Before we started the clinic today, we were led in a small devotion, reminding our patients and staff of God’s promise. Our sweet Elias was there to join us with his mother and aunt. We were able to show his family the photos that we have, and they loved it, scrolling back and forth again and again. When Elias’s mom saw the collage of his surgery, she stopped. “Is that the procedure? Whoa. It is a difficult work they do,” she said almost in shock. We delivered all his get well messages and sent them on their way with good news in hand. Elias is healing very well! He was re-fitted for another ankle-foot orthosis brace and we won’t need to see him again until September. Thank you for all your support so far!http://youtu.be/Q3_mpxxYcNI
“I have met three mothers in the ward who are from Kenya, so I am comfortable,“ says Josephine. She is patiently waiting for Noel to be operated on and is constantly in touch with her family back in Kenya giving them updates on what is happening here. Please pray for Noel as she will be having surgery sometime this next week.
“Lydia will be fine,” says Christine. She has noticed significant improvement in Lydia’s condition and she is happy about it. Doctors are continuing with their investigations today and she will have her Cerebral Spinal Fluid analyzed. Please keep praying for her.
Arnel got new cast this morning, he was brought down to the operating area so it could be done under light anesthesia. He wasn’t thrilled, and mumbled “ouch” through the whole thing. Our staff really has a heart for this guy, and Dr. Jun couldn’t help but soothe him by stroking his hair after it was all over. He’s definitely in good hands, and one step closer to going home!
Jeb Jeb arrived at CURE this afternoon, and started asking how soon he could go to the playroom! He quickly made friends with Cyra, and came upstairs with her without hesitation. He made us a lovely meal of veggies and pizza, who says only girls cook? He will have surgery tomorrow, so please be praying for a smooth procedure!
June’s cute smile turned to a look of worry when he entered the operating theater this morning and heard the cries of another patient who was just waking up. Mary Anne stayed with him until he was all settled in the operating room, and by then, he was sedated and completely chill again. Dr. Reyes cut his bone just above his elbow, repositioned it, and pinned it in place so it will finally heal properly. He’ll probably be pretty sore today, there was a lot of work going on there, but we look forward to seeing him back to his happy self soon!
Rovejan got his surgery done and out of the way first thing this morning. Rolly patiently stayed by his side until he fell asleep, then Dr. Jun and Nurse Ralp worked quickly to reposition Rovejan’s tiny foot. He was pretty upset when he woke up, it’s hard for a three year old to understand exactly what’s going on. But, we know he’ll be happy in the end!
It was confirmed that Juvannie's surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. Despite the impromptu admission last weekend, Juvannie and his family have been so flexible about the whole thing. Today, we got a good laugh out of what Maruja shared with the staff, while Juvannie blushed since it's not something that he would share in public. It turns out that Juvannie has a crush on Nurse Cyra who also serves as our children's mentor! We're glad that we get to be friends with our CUREkids as well as their family during their stay and we hope that you keep Juvannie in your prayers during his surgery tomorrow!
We were expecting to see Ena the end of January, and when she didn’t return for her follow up, we checked her records. Only to find out, she returned a week earlier and we missed her! She came with a large group from her hometown, and she’s so quiet she slipped in and out unnoticed. She’ll be back for another follow up in a few months, and we’ll make a point of chasing her down so we can update you all on how she’s doing!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Feb 07
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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