Recent Patient Updates
Mohammad Salim came in with his mother for his routine follow up today and got great news! He received his brace shoes today! There seems to be no issues with his treatment and his progress is consistent so far which is very good news, he will wear these shoes until his treatment is completed.
Tikambenji's book makes a statement of faith. Faith in God's everlasting resolve to help kids like her go through surgery and get well. She was reading that book before she went into surgery today for an MUA. This girl, at her age, inspires so many of us with her bravery in the face of pain.
Twidai explains that he now understands enough about the hospital to be a doctor himself. He says he knows what an MUA is, although he pronounces it as "Emu-you-eh". He's having one tomorrow and will possibly be discharged next week. Thank God for how He has been present for Twidai!
Silaji had his operation yesterday and is feeling a bit blue today, please be praying he'll be back to his bubbly self soon! His operation went well, Dr. Chokotho from Queens Hospital did his procedure today, with help from an assistant and Tomke! Dr. Chokotho released the bit of his wrist and put in k-wires to keep his fingers in the right position while it heals. He then took some skin from Silaji's stomach and grafted it onto his wrist. We asked if he would need another operation and he said "maybe" - it depends on how it turns out after this operation! One way or another he'll need lots of physiotherapy once his skin graft has healed! Please be praying it takes well!
Look who swung by a for a follow-up today! Kim Kim is still rocking the brace that was handed to her when her cast came off. She told us how much she loves school because she gets to play and write! It was good to hang out and catch up with her a little as she's released to continue doing therapy on her foot!
We we're surprised to see Kevin's leg wrapped in a cast this morning! Without the rod, his leg is a little weak and will need some support as it heals. A leg brace would've been fine, but it wouldn't stay in an active 8-year-old boy's leg who loves to stroll around the hospital! No worries, the cast won't go home with him, it'll come off just before he gets discharged as long as he promises to keep his leg brace with him!
Decia found art therapy to be quite helpful as she continues to recovers. She's been showing us all her artwork, mostly inspired by the wall paintings in the ward! She keeps herself busy to distract the pain, and we're sure that Kevin helps out distract her too as he comes to visit once in awhile! Decia's doing great and ready to go home soon!
It looks like Kelvin has been comfortable all day! We checked on him a couple times and he has been snoozin'! We're glad to know that he is getting a lot of rest. That includes Hermis, too. He takes a quick nap when his son is asleep, so he can recharge and keep his mind awake, ready to take care of Kelvin!
Jezreel was able to play basketball again today! Well, sort of... His brother James has been diligently watching him as he recovers and gladly volunteered to be his NBA match on PS3. Jezreel had a rough morning, feeling a lot of pain. But after lots of prayers and encouragement, he thought it'd be better if he got out of his room and played!
“It’s God who is in control of everything,” said Sarah. Solomon went into surgery today for an ETV/CPC and the procedure went well. He will spend the night recovering in the ICU and hopefully be moved back to the ward tomorrow. Please keep Solomon in your prayers, that he will have a successful recovery.
Jesicah was very peaceful when we went to see her today. She lay there, with her eyes barely open, and yet, she still talked a little bit. As we were walking away from the side of the bed that she was facing, we heard her say, “Goodbye.” These kids melt our hearts. Less than 24 hours ago, she was put under and had major back surgery, and she is still sweet and can manage a goodbye. We are hoping for an x-ray in the next day or two to show how the surgery went. In the meantime, pray for fast healing and no pain for Jesicah!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Aug 21
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- 92.1% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
- 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
- 6.7% Fundraising
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