Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, May 03
There’s just something in the air this week. All of our kids that underwent surgery yesterday are experiencing only minimal pain, and Erica is one of them! Quite often the day after surgery is the hardest, and when we checked on Erica this morning, she was awake and in a great mood. A bit tired, but her pain levels were low, praise God! We visited a while later and shared some Get Well messages with her, and she was still smiling. Please keep praying for Erica!
Well, we may have fibbed a bit…we told you all yesterday that John Carlo would be pretty sore for the next few days, and he’s surprising us all! He’s still in a bit of pain, but you'd never know it. He’s resting quietly, and hasn’t been fussing or complaining, we have no down that the outpouring of prayers has been a huge factor! Thanks for all the prayers, keep them coming!
Briciano is doing well! We know people are excited to see his face without the growth but we all have to wait until the doctor removes the bandages. For now, we enjoy seeing him receive random kisses from his mom who is smiling much more now. Tomorrow, Briciano will go and have his ears tested! Please continue with us in praying for him!
Lushomo and his mom Mercy came to see us today. They had their review, everything is looking good, and they have been told to come back after two months for another review. We are so excited that Lushomo gets to go home to his father's house for the very first time since he was born! We wish Lushomo the very best and we will truly miss him!
Gordon left CURE Zambia for good today! Oh, we just love happy endings! After a long road that started with a horrible clubfoot and a journey all the way from Zimbabwe, Gordon and his aunt made it to CURE Zambia to start a series of procedures. Now after months in a cast, Gordon finally got to see his new foot for the first time and also walk on it! We were all so excited to see this and today our hearts are full and Gordon and his aunt are now on their way back to Zimbabwe! We praise the Lord for this success story! We won’t be seeing Gordon again for long time unless of course he comes to Zambia just to say ‘hi’.
This morning Loveness and her grandmother Mary were told they could go home tomorrow, and, after almost a month in hospital, they're both pretty excited! Love was detached from the vacuum device this morning, which appeared to have finished it's job. Much like vacuuming an already clean floor, there wasn't anything in the tank today! Please keep praying for Loveness as she goes home, that her leg won't give her any more trouble and that the wounds heal up without any infections or complications. Thanks for you love and prayers while she's been here!
Ishma and his mom Sainabu have been getting plenty of rest and care here, and it must be paying off because the infection that Ishma came in with has cleared up incredibly! We're going to keep him around for a few more days and continue dressing the wounds. Thanks for your prayers so far, please keep praying that all infection stays away and Ishma stays healthy, ready to be discharged.
We're heartbroken and still in a bit of shock, because this morning Phiona passed away after failing to improve from the sudden change in status yesterday. Joselyn has headed home, but not before telling us, "This Man in me is stronger than everything, even death." Joselyn also told us that last night, she had a dream where she saw Phiona in heaven, and we can't help but think that maybe God was preparing her heart for this morning. Phiona's funeral will be tomorrow, and we just ask that you keep praying for her family and for our staff at the hospital. Thank you so much for your support throughout.
Elijah and Farida had a quiet day, they are both doing well. Yesterday, they were able to spend the afternoon with Timothy which Farida enjoyed a lot. Timothy has let them know that he has made it home safely. Farida has spent most of the day laying with Elijah and reading her Bible. Please pray that Elijah becomes strong enough for surgery soon.
Erica entered the operating room with a slightly nervous smile on her face today, but a smile nonetheless! Two teams worked on her, one on her ankle to release her clubfoot, and another on her hand. Her hand now has four distinct fingers. When doing finger releases, the surgeons start on the outside and work inward, and never do them all at once to maintain strength. So, her ring and middle fingers are still joined, but will be released in a later operation. Still a major improvement! Thanks for your continued prayers!
It was a long, hard surgery, but in the end, Jess Ryan wound up with 2 metal rods, a functioning hip, and a straight leg! After removing a chunk of bone to straighten Jess Ryan’s upper leg, and the rods were inserted, the surgery was declared a success. X-rays were taken throughout the operation to be sure things were going in the right direction, and it was a huge relief to see his body cooperate. Please keep praying for Jess Ryan!
Warren finished surgery a bit ago, and when he woke up, he kept wiggling his left toes, we think it will take a bit of time for his brain to adjust to not having two feet. He really has had an amazing attitude through this whole process. He hasn’t cried once, and even after surgery he smiled and said he was happy. We know that having his leg removed is going to open opportunities for him, but there is a sad “finality” that comes with it, and that reality is bound to sink in at some point. Please keep Warren in your prayers as he begins to heal!
Activity for the week of Sunday, May 03
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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