Recent Patient Updates
We brought Tamara and her mom some get-well messages today! As always, Tamara was brightening up the whole ward with her smile, and told us to tell everyone thanks for the messages! She is currently wearing a dress that her mom and dad bought her from selling tobacco and other farm products and she is so proud of it!
Chifundo had a successful operation yesterday and is now sitting in the ward with his arm elevated, not looking particularly happy. Please be praying he feels better soon! Dr. Saf removed the piece of infected bone from his arm, then cleaned and scraped all the gunk out. They washed all the pus out and then dressed it with honey. He'll be starting wound dressings tomorrow - which aren't very fun either, so please keep him in your prayers!
Our sweet Enock has been relaxing in his bed today, but he still smiled pretty much every time we smiled at him. He still seems a bit strained, like he’s not fully comfortable yet. He told us that he is having a little bit of pain and this makes us very sad. However, we know that very soon he will be back to his normal self. In the meantime, continue to pray for a quick recovery for him! We are so thankful for Enock's neighbor and pastor, Steven. Enock's mom is a single parent, so Steven is helping out by bringing Enock to the hospital and staying with him. Steven even preached and shared his testimony during afternoon devotions in the ward! What a great heart Steven has. God is good!
Magdalene had a rather calm day today in the ward. She spent most of the day in bed resting, where she could at least smile for the camera. Her mother also moved her from the bed she was in yesterday so that they could be closer to other kids for some company. Let's keep praying for our lovely friend as she continues to recover.
Nelvin is off the ventilator and he is now just intubated and on oxygen. This morning Immaculate from the spiritual department prayed for healing for him, and this afternoon Shamim went for prayers in the ward. She is doing well, all things considered, and remained strong. She received several get well messages which have been encouraging to her. Please keep Nelvin in your prayers, that his health will improve drastically and that he will soon be breathing without being intubated.
Baby July is back! He's had his last cast off and now has moved on to the last stage of the ponseti treatment - little shoe braces! Fatima was a bit surprised that he needs to wear them now for a couple weeks and was having a bit of trouble getting them on, so Rehab Tech Patrick showed her how to do it! Unless there's any problems, she's going to be going to her local clubfoot clinic from now on, so for his sake we hopefully won't be seeing July again. Unfortunately, we weren't able to deliver get-wells to Fatima before they left, but thank you so much for all your encouragement and prayers! Please continue to be praying for July and his mommy, who loves him so much!
Andrew does not look particularly happy today! Poor kid is day one post operation! Please be praying that he'll be up and running (or at least walking) around soon! Fortunately, his femur is still pretty strong despite missing a few pieces, so he can walk around on it.
Square has gone home temporarily, but will be back next week for his MRI at Queens Hospital, which is booked on October 6th. Since he lives so far away, he's probably going to stay with relatives who live locally, since was a long and expensive journey to get here! Please be praying for him, that his MRI will be clean and show no problems so he can have the operation on his foot soon!
This morning, Blessing was prayed for by Immaculate from our spiritual department. Immaculate prayed for Blessing's healing. Blessing is doing well and soon should be moved out of the ICU, she seems happier than normal and content. Margret is also doing well and she has been spending a lot of today holding Blessing. For a long stretch of time she was unable to hold her daughter because of the oxygen tent. Please keep Blessing in your prayers, that she will continue to improve and for next week's follow up to go well.
Alyssa charmed her way again to getting her dad to play dolls with her while waiting during clinic. But when it was her turn to get checked, her charm didn't quite work when she begged not to get her casts taken off! X-rays showed that her pins are ready to come out too. So when that was done, her old casts have been replaced and she was sent home with a fresh new set!
Aaron used his charm to get him an extra sucker today from Dr. Badjun. He's not quite where he is yet with his healing based on Dr. Badjun's assessment today. But with his situation, it's not exactly a quick fix and he'll need to work hard in physical therapy for about a year or two to really see if he needs to do any more surgeries in the future. For now, we will cheer him on as he keeps going with his exercises and praying for progress every time he comes in for a follow-up!
Home again home again, jiggity jig! Agnes and her grandma, Agnes, are flying home today. When we were asking about what Agnes was most excited to go home to, her grandma said: “She’s most excited about going back to school!” Hopefully when she does go back to school, it will be easier for her to do all of the fun things her friends do! This morning before she left, she went to visit a patient named Norman who is in in the High Dependency Unit where Agnes spent some time. Norman had spine surgery as well. Agnes wanted to let him know that everything will be okay and that the pain won’t last forever. What a sweetheart! Please pray for continued healing and also a safe flight home! Thanks for loving on this girl through your prayers and get well messages. She will come for a check-up at clinic on October 4th and hopefully all will be well!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Sep 25
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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