Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Apr 19
Eliza and her little friend Yankho have been hanging out today! Their beds are opposite each other, so it's pretty much a sleepover every night for these two. Keep praying for Eliza as her hand heals, as well as for her eye surgery that is coming up soon.
Lonjezo's been missing her two older brothers - back at home they are her favorite playmates! Luckily she's still bright and cheerful, and had many a cheeky grin for us today. She's been scheduled to have surgery tomorrow, so please pray for her and the surgeons as they prepare.
Sepo had surgery today! She cried until she saw that even in the cast, her legs look more straight. We hope that she's able to understand that the temporary pain will all be worth having straighter legs! Please pray for her during the recovery process as she rests and heals!
Briciano is resting at the moment as he has had a very long night. He threw up his medicine during the night and this upset his mother very much. The doctor says Briciano is just fine but will be kept under observation for a little while. Briciano has made a new friend and has been spending days with Jen who helps out by taking little Briciano out for walks!
Inonge had a successful surgery. Her temperature came down significantly so the doctors decided it was time to do her surgery. She got a shunt revision which was fairly straightforward. Inonge is now in recovery and is doing fairly well. She cried a lot after surgery but is now sleeping peacefully. Please continue to pray for healing for Inonge and peace for Viola as Inonge continues to get better.
Mphatso was wheeled into theater first thing this morning, ready to have his broken leg sorted out. Because of the way it was set when he first broke it, Mphatso's leg ended up in the wrong position. Our job was to straighten it out, as well as remove the extra bone that had begun growing in the wrong place. Mphatso ended up with a metal plate in his leg, which is what will hold it in the correct position. Please pray for him as he recovers, and we'll update you with how he's feeling tomorrow!
Mohamed and Evaline had a quiet weekend, Evaline spent it talking and sharing with her friends at the hospital. She has been able to call home, she spoke with her brother Godfrey he told her that he was praying for her. Evaline was curious if Christians were praying for Mohamed even though he was a Muslim, I told her of course! This was reaffirmed when she received three get well cards! Keep them coming as they are a very real source of encouragement!
Elijah has already had his CSF tapped and has already done a brain CT Scan. His results aren't out yet, so for now he is in the general ward awaiting surgery. Farida spent most of the afternoon chatting with other moms in the ward and making new friends. Please pray that Elijah has the strength he needs to have surgery soon.
“The weekend was smart, my daughter is okay she didn’t have difficulty breathing, thank God,” said Fatuma. Fatuma and Shamira watched a couple of movies over the weekend to keep them from boredom. The doctors have told Fatuma that Lamah will go into surgery this week, Laibah is doing well and has begun nursing. Please pray for Lamah’s upcoming operation.
This is Sarah's message to all those who have been supporting Mwesigwa. "I am very happy for your prayers and your compassion and I appreciate the messages that you all keep sending me. It will be a blessing for me to meet you people. My family is happy that you are praying for Mwesigwa and they thankful too." Mwesigwa is still awaiting surgery.
Elleni is doing very well, the pain she had two weeks ago is all gone and she is in a good condition. On her follow up she walk around the hospital and say hello to every body and she had fun. The doctors say she is doing well, pin site is clean and they will admit her for a frame removal on the beginning of June. So will see her on June 7th for an admission.
Sabikou showed up today, he still needs to be observed to prevent against any infection. His father was here and as usual, kind and thankful to everyone at the hospital. It’s so touching to see this father so concerned about the wellness of his son. Please continue to pray for this family!
Abdoulaye is doing well today! As he’s now in the kids ward, almost all of the children from the “Case de passage” came in to say hi to him! He’s recovering well but he still needs to rest and therefore he will be staying at the hospital during the weekend.
Here's Lonjezo with her pal Florida - we love their cute smiles, and we love seeing friendships develop over tough situations. We're pretty sure that there's many other places that these kids would rather be than in hospital, but they truly make the best of it, and the friends they make are a big part of that!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Apr 19
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