Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jun 28
Look who's back! Ruth has just had the top part of her frame removed, and is recovering nicely in bed. Seeing her walking around earlier today, we were pretty impressed with how fast she was getting around! Although she's still having trouble bending that knee. We've left the bottom part of the frame on so there is less risk of breaking her thigh bone while we try to encourage her to get it moving more. Keep praying for Ruth, we'll update you again tomorrow and let you know how she's doing.
Makina's doing so well we've let him go home! He left this morning before we could get a photo, but not to worry because we'll be seeing him again in August to remove the cast from his leg. We're looking forward to seeing TWO straight legs this time! We'll update you then!
Rashid's just come out of theater, where our surgeons got stuck in and straightened up that foot! Rashid was pretty scared going in, but we did our best to comfort him. Surgery went well, and he's now out in the ward recovering. Please continue to pray for him!
Well, we got to see a cool God thing today! Alma had surgery on her hips, the first of three expected surgeries. The likelihood that she would be leaving the operating room in a heavy spica cast was high, which we always dread. Long story short, our surgeons were able to get her hips moving with no trouble, and that meant no cast on her hips at all! Then, they were able to loosen the tendons near her ankles enough to manipulate and cast them into a position that will hopefully eliminate, or at least drastically reduce the intensity of that surgery! So, two awesome surprises! While we have a remarkable medical staff, God still shows up and does things that keep us humble and amazed!
Frederic and Federico are here at CURE, and Frederic is so excited for surgery tomorrow! Federico admits he’s a bit nervous, but is confident that the “work will be perfect.” We had an opportunity to talk with both of them for quite a while today, both father and son are very friendly, and welcomed the opportunity for us to pray with them. We’re looking forward to spending the next several days with them, getting to know them better.
John was finally able to head home over the weekend as siblings, Joseph and Esther, were discharged. We will see John in a few weeks to follow up on his cough and check in on Joseph and Esther as well. It is so good to God working through this family and we are praying that John will get his surgery soon!
Today a scan was done, and we found out that Noah has a brain stem tumor, one of the most dangerous. Dr. Thomson, one of our doctors, took time to explain to Jane the type of tumor but said that since Noah also has 2º hydrocephalus, he will first have surgery for hydrocephalus to relieve the pressure on the brain, as they make a plan for the tumor. Noah was visited by his older brother and sister, William and Aba, which was such an encouragement, and please pray that Christ’s healing hand will be upon Noah.
Badru had a high fever in the night, but the nurses gave him some medicine, and thankfully that did the trick to get the fevers down. The doctors explained the results from the CT scan to Hajara, and she was told Badru has a tumor, and they are now making a plan for his surgery. Hajara said she will spend most of the day taking care of him, so please keep those prayers coming!
Kevin arrived at CURE last evening, because they were unable to see the pediatrician at the hospital that she was referred to. So we have referred to a pediatric surgeon at the National Referral Hospital, and Kevin has a rare tumor called a teratoma. We'll keep in touch with Beatrice and let you know what happens at that hospital.
Maryam was waiting for her physiotherapy session this morning. Last time, she came back from the session crying because of the pain, so please pray for her! The pain is the unfortunate part of healing, and she's been such a champ through it all! Thanks for continuing to encourage her.
Drogine woke up in a good mood, especially after finding out that she was getting discharged! The thrill on her face was awesome! It's so good to see children go home to their loving families after a stay in the hospital. Praise GOD! Please continue praying for Drogine, because your prayers mean so much to her and all of us.
Kevin was discharged at the start of the weekend, because then they can be home instead of here while waiting for a radiologist to look over Kevin’s scans. We were anticipating hearing from the radiologist today, however, he has yet to call. Once Kevin’s doctors get the radiologist's opinion, they will contact Beatrice and go from there. Please pray that Kevin will get treated soon!
About a month ago, Emmanuel started crying a lot, then he got a fever, so Evelyn took him to their local hospital, where they stayed for three weeks without treatment. Upon returning home, Evelyn noticed Emmanuel's head growing again, so she came back to CURE. They have been admitted and are currently resting in the ward. Evelyn is doing okay and has high spirits...please be praying for them!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jun 28
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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