Recent Patient Updates
Chikondi and Josephy are back! Josephy was the second baby to get his cast off, but unfortunately we needed to go photograph another CUREkid who was having surgery before we could get a photo of his cute little casted feet! Don't worry, we'll get it next week! We're excited to have Thandy, our CKC who can translate, back next week to ask Chikondi how she and Josephy are doing! We asked Physio Patrick after the operation and he said Josephy's doing well, but he peed while they were changing his cast! One of the unfortunate hazards of clubfoot clinic!
Just before having her cast taken off, Ousseina was sharing a nice moment with her friend Roukaya! During the consultation, the doctors saw that the result is encouraging for her left leg, and she will have a new cast to straighten this leg even more. Thank you for keeping her in your prayers!
“She will be fine,” said Sarah. Today, Janet was moved out of the ICU where she spent the night recovering from yesterday’s surgery and into the ward. “I was worried but now I’m happy,” said Sarah about Janet’s operation being finished. Last night was okay for them, Janet cried, but today she is more relaxed and has been resting. Please keep Janet in your prayers that she will have a full recovery .
“He will be okay,” said Lydia about Marvin. This morning they were moved out of the ICU and into the ward which made her very happy. Marvin is very alert and has been playing with his mother. Please keep Marvin in your prayers that he will continue to make good improvements!
"Brivian is improving," says Grace. Today, Brivian seems very happy, she has been eating well and playing with her mother. This morning they received good news that tomorrow they will be able to go home which made Grace very happy. Please keep Brivian and Grace in your prayers that Brivian will continue to improve and grow up healthy.
Agnes asked Esther how she is, she replied “I am fine.” She has been talking this morning more than she has recently. Agnes had her up and seated. She is looking better, but she is still weak and continues to feed through a NG tube. The results of her scan and test are not good as they show that the type of tumor Esther has grows very fast and is already regrowing. She will need radiation or chemotherapy, however the Ugandan Cancer Institute’s radiotherapy machine is broken and many Ugandans have been traveling to Kenya for treatment. Please pray for a miracle for Esther. For her to improve and soon be able to be discharged and for her cancer to be eliminated.
Patrick had surgery yesterday! He had a ventriculoscopy and a bowel washout. They examined the ventricles in his head with a an endoscope in order to create a new passage within the ventricles to have it reabsorbed into the body. This for now looks like a permanent solution to his condition, but he has been kept in for observation and improvement. We thank God!
Fantastic news for Angel! Today, move to the ward. Tomorrow, surgery! Angel also made a new friend and her name is Mary. They have been playing together in the playroom today. We are so happy that Angel is getting closer to her surgery. Check back tomorrow for some surgery pics, thanks for praying, friends!
Lonjezo is waiting for a blood test to make sure she's all set for surgery before she goes in. It's taking a while so other kids have gone in before her. Please be praying she comes back with a high HB count and no malaria so she can go for her surgery later today. We'll (hopefully) post details and photos tomorrow of her operation!
Angel is doing well! This week is so busy at CURE that Angel is still waiting for a bed in the ward. She and another patient have been given beds in another part of the hospital that is spacious and quiet. She’s been spending time playing with her mom and enjoying some snacks. We are hoping that very soon she can move into the ward.
Today has been one of those sleepy, spend-the-day-in-bed kind of days for Kingsley. He is still recovering from surgery, so he’s been pretty quiet and he seems to be in some pain. Kingsley is such a fun, vibrant boy. It makes us sad to think of him in pain, please pray for a speedy recovery!
When Eliud didn't show up last week we were really hoping that he would show up this week , and he did! He was, as always, in the company of his mother. Today he had X-ray scans of his leg taken and he is doing great. The doctor reminded his mother that the condition could recur and that is why we need him to keep coming for follow ups until he is the age of 15, when his bones stop growing. He is also enjoying school and told us that in the last exam he was position 21 and is he working hard to improve. We look forward to seeing him again in six months time. Please keep praying for more good reports!
Tiyanjane was just chilling today, enjoying staying in bed! She said that she's doing well and she said her knee didn't hurt - but we asked her in English so we're not sure how accurate that information is! She will most likely be going home on Friday if the physios are happy!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 24
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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