Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Feb 07
Rovejan got his surgery done and out of the way first thing this morning. Rolly patiently stayed by his side until he fell asleep, then Dr. Jun and Nurse Ralp worked quickly to reposition Rovejan’s tiny foot. He was pretty upset when he woke up, it’s hard for a three year old to understand exactly what’s going on. But, we know he’ll be happy in the end!
We were expecting to see Ena the end of January, and when she didn’t return for her follow up, we checked her records. Only to find out, she returned a week earlier and we missed her! She came with a large group from her hometown, and she’s so quiet she slipped in and out unnoticed. She’ll be back for another follow up in a few months, and we’ll make a point of chasing her down so we can update you all on how she’s doing!
Irish was told to return in January if there were any issues, and since we didn’t see her, we’re hoping that means all is well. We’ll miss that sweet smile, but we’re happy that her procedure was a success! Thanks for all of your prayers and support for Irish!
The last time we saw Bon Bon was in July, and he was rocking it at that point! He was due for a follow up in January, but we haven’t seen him yet. Oftentimes “no news is good news”, and if there are no major problems, patients don’t return. We tried to contact the family, with no reply. We’ll still keep an eye out for Bon Bon, he might still pop in, but he is most likely done, and out running around with his friends! Thanks for all your prayers for Bon Bon, they were a crucial part of his healing!
Eda came in for her checkup today! It all looks good and she will be coming back in a month for another review! We're so happy she's doing well enough to stay home! She will have the frame in for quite a while, even after the bone grows back it will take some time to strengthen enough to take the frame off. Please be praying for her as she continues her journey of healing!
Estery is back! It's been a while, sometimes kids aren't able to make their original follow-up appointment and then have to be rebooked at our walk in clinics to come to our main hospital much later; we're pretty sure that's what happened with Estery! She's going to be having surgery on her right leg later this week, please be praying for her!
Christina is in a bit of pain today, but still managed to give us a sweet smile! It looks like they're leaving the wound open to dry a bit. Our physio experts are trying to find out some way to make her brace removable so she can keep her arm up most of the time so that the skin doesn't contract again, but at the same time, still do range of motion exercises! Please be praying for her as her skin and side heals!
Meet George! George is a sweet, quiet boy with syndactyly on his left hand. He's already made friends with another boy here named Peter! George will be going in to have an operation later this week to release the two middle fingers on his left hand which are fused together. Please be praying for him as he goes into theater, that everything will go smoothly and that the skin graft takes well!
Francis gets to go home today and gave us a sweet pose before he left! We bet he's excited to see Blessings again, the brothers were nearly inseparable before Blessings went home on Friday! Please be praying for Francis as he recovers and has to wear a cast for quite a while before his next surgery! His brother Blessings will be coming in next week for operation!
Gloria is in for her weekly strut changes! She's doing well and seems to be mastering her crutches! She's currently in physio doing some exercises; please be praying for her as it's really painful for her to do the workouts she needs to in order to keep her joints flexible!
Look at her! Even if she in pain sometimes, she always has a beautiful smile on her face to every one that passes by. It is almost time for Sirgut to go home, she is just waiting for her shoe support to be ready and then she will be discharged. We will miss her!
"Today there is no pain on my leg. All the pain is gone," Senior told us with a wide smile on his face when we met up with him this morning. We are thankful that he is healing very well. Later on in the day, we caught up with him and Peter, our physiotherapist, teaching him how to ambulate with crutches. We can tell you that he made an excellent student! Tomorrow, Senior will be going home, we will surely miss him and we are really grateful to God for the great progress he is making.
Ausi is still taking his antibiotics, and his infection hasn’t cleared just yet. Annette called home and was informed that some of Ausi’s siblings have malaria, but Annette said that she is fine, she is hanging in there. Please keep praying for baby Ausi and his siblings.
Arnel has such a huge army of prayer warriors! It was a bit of deja vu this weekend, nearly 40 kids from Arnel’s neighborhood packed into a small, hot area to make cards and pray for a speedy recovery, just like they did after his first surgery. It was a great lesson in not only in loving your neighbor, but also praying without ceasing. Arnel was so excited to get another big stack of well wishes today, it put that smile we were all missing back on his face! You are all a part of that team too, so thank you!
Faith came for review today and she is looking good! She was on her feet and ready to give us a pose! She came with her mother and she says that her leg is not giving her any pain. After seeing her, our doctors say that she can come back in a month's time for another check up. Otherwise, everything is healing just fine!
Lydia has been healthy, and she can now sit and is learning to crawl! However two days ago, she developed febrile illness, seizures and had mild dehydration so Christine hastily brought her back to CURE and our doctors admitted her. Tests are being run in the labs, but Christine is hoping that all will be fine. Please remember Lydia in your prayers.
Advence is such a fighter! He is still doing great after his operation. The bandage around his head was removed to reveal the stitches he got from the craniotomy. Those scars will one day serve as a testimony for all this little boy has been through! He has still not yet been discharged, but this time around, Maureen is much more relaxed and patient because Advence has gone to the operating room. Thank you for keeping him in your prayers!
Nason has been discharged and he is leaving the hospital for awhile. His mother Elita is excited about leaving because they have been in so many hospitals since birth. Nason will come for review in two weeks time and we have already seen such a huge improvement from when he first got here. We thank God for all this!
We met Juvannie's stepdad Alejandro today for the first time, and he confirmed what we already knew, "Juvannie is very brave." He'll need to be brave once again, there's a patch of skin on his abdomen that just isn't healing, due to the heavy amount of previous scarring. So, he will have another surgery to graft some new skin to the area. He was eating lunch when we stopped by earlier, good nutrition will be a vital part of his recovery. Please keep praying for Juvannie, it's been a very grueling journey for him already, but he's been amazing though it all.
Activity for the week of Sunday, Feb 07
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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