Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, May 24
Another wound inspection was the order for Esnat today, and she's not feeling too flash after the fact. She's tucked up in bed with her mom to keep her comforted. Unfortunately the graft hasn't taken well, and the site has become infected. We washed everything out and we're going to continue treating it daily. Please pray for Esnat as her body fights against the infection, and works on healing. Thank you!
Grace, the sunshine of the hospital, is doing so well! It's quite likely she'll be discharged and allowed to go home tomorrow. She told us that for today she's just been taking it easy. We'd be doing the same! Please pray for Grace and her mom Maggie, as they prepare for the journey home.
We were very excited to see Ruth when we arrived at the hospital this morning! She's back for a check up, and x-rays have shown that her leg correction is close to complete. She'll come back in about a month to have the frame removed. We asked Ruth how she's been since we saw her, and she said that she's well, and very happy. Can you tell?!
It has been a long day of anticipation for Briciano and his family. They were waiting for our neurosurgeon to call a neurosurgeon in Madagascar to see if they can take over Briciano’s case when they return to home. For now, it seems Briciano and his family will be returning home to the island this Sunday. It is always a pleasure to serve a child of God and share God’s healing mercies. We pray for the continued healing of Briciano and that things work out for the glory of the Lord even as he leaves our hospital.
Jane has come a long way. She has grown to be a beautiful girl since the last time we saw her! She continues to struggle with her hip and her walk is still is wobbly but she continues to radiate with love and kindness. Jane’s doctor will be leaving soon so he has asked her to come back when he returns so that they can continue corrective surgery that can hopefully repair her hip for good. Thank you for praying for this sweet girl.
Abel unexpectedly showed up yesterday, because he broke both of his legs! He has a condition that makes his bones very fragile, and it's called brittle bone disease for that very reason. Today, he got some casts on, and we’re hoping that his legs will heal this way and that surgery won’t be necessary yet. Please keep praying for him!
Daniel rounds out our group of boys who all went home today. While it’s a long drive to his town, he’s excited to be going home. This is his “I’m excited I’m going home on Friday!” look. Hey, it’s been a long week, this is about as excited as he was going to get! He's definitely happy though, and still so thankful for his surgery. We’ll see Daniel in July, thanks for all your prayers, we’ll keep you updated on his progress!
Dave John went home today, yay! We’ll miss him, but we’re excited he’s home where he should be. Our Children’s Mentor Cyra gave him a Get Well card today, along with some other treats, and he was really into that! That might have been the Golden Ticket we were looking for this week, he loves goodies! We’ll see Dave John in about 6 weeks for a follow up, please be praying that his pain stays under control over the next while, thanks!
As of this morning, it was unsure whether J-Vie would go home today or tomorrow. Well, the good news is, we just found out he gets to go home this afternoon! J-Vie gave us his best “I’m excited to go home” look, and in his typical style, he’s happy, yet cool and casual. The whole family is looking forward to sleeping in their own beds tonight after a long week. J-Vie will be back in 2 weeks for a follow up, and for preparations for the other leg. We’re happy they’ll be returning soon, they’ve been a lot of fun to have around!
Briciano is doing just ok today. His fever has been a stumbling block to him going home. The doctors are debating whether to do a shunt revision because that might be the problem. However, he can't go into theatre until the fever subsides. They are looking into another option of having someone back in Madagascar do the operation so that Elisca, Briciano and Jen can all go home. Please keep praying for a swift solution
Activity for the week of Sunday, May 24
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