Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Apr 12
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!
Much to Ruth's disappointment, we're keeping her around for a few more days. The points where the pins enter her legs need to be kept ultra clean, and they're not up to scratch. We won't let her go until they are, otherwise all this work might end up for nothing. Please pray for her!
Briciano has had his surgery and so far, we've seen positive progress! He had a shunt placed to help drain the fluid build up in his head and we've already seen that the growth between his nose decrease in size! He has not cried as much today and he managed to get some rest during the night. Because no one in our hospital can speak "Madagasi", Jen who is a missionary in Briciano's village made flash cards with basic words so that we can all speak to Briciano's mom in her native tongue. This is making Briciano's bed one of the most visited stops in the ward! Pray for Briciano, so his family can find peace and love in our hospital which will aid in his healing!!
Our man Mphatso! This guy is absolutely full of joy! We love it. His surgery didn't end up happening today, it's been postponed to early next week. He isn't too phased though, and is enjoying the relative freedom he has while he has it! We'll keep you updated!
Inonge has a very wonderful family. Besides her mom, she is also cared for in the hospital by her grandmother. We love the beautiful relationship we see between Inonge's mom and grandmother. Typically, moms and daughters in law have challenges in getting along, especially in this culture, but to see how tirelessly Inonge's grandma works to show up everyday and help out with Inonge fills our hearts with joy! We love to see families working so well together. Inonge is seen here being fed by her grandma and enjoying her lunch!
It's Samuel's lucky day today! He's been discharged and is headed home, AND he got a brand new football shirt to wear! He is pretty excited about both, although when he got the football shirt his face almost exploded, so he miiiiight just be a little bit more excited about that. We are so excited that this guy is going to be able to play football himself one day soon! Thanks for your prayers and encouragement while he's been here, please continue to pray for healing in the weeks to come.
Lucy's been discharged and she and Aaron are heading home today! Here she is in the plaster room, getting a splint made to wear on her hand during the nights. We'll be seeing Lucy again at one of our mobile clinics later in the year, so we'll try update you then! Thanks so much for all the support, prayers and encouragement that have been sent Lucy's way from all over the world. It's meant a lot to her and her family!
It's time for your daily "Eliza-ism"! Eliza calls the bandage on her arm her baby, and carries it with her other arm as if she's holding a little baby. What a cutie! We just found out that her eye surgery has been scheduled for the 29th of this month, so as that date comes up please pray for her and the team that will be operating on her. Thanks!
Praise God, Jyzyl had a phenomenal day! When we visited him earlier, he was on the phone with his uncle, laughing and chatting away. Jyzyl goes home tomorrow! We’re excited for him, but he and his roommate Bon Bon have been so much fun, we will miss them both. We told Jyzyl this, and he replied very matter of fact, “Yes, but it’s OK, we’ll be back soon!” We read the story about Jesus healing the blind man by putting mud on his eyes, and he said maybe we could put mud on his casts and he would be healed. Not sure the doctors would approve! Jyzyl read his Get Well messages today on his own again, and he learned a new joke from a new friend! Check out his skills in this video https://youtu.be/EMSI_JuxIgw
Sweet Christy goes home tomorrow! Her pain is under control, she had a nice relaxed day, resting up for the long trek back to Palawan. Another patient’s brother, George, stopped in and visited her today, he wanted to cheer her up! Still no smiles for the camera, but she is pretty comfortable, and that’s the important thing right now. Sylvia and Marvin told us that family in Palawan has been able to follow Christy’s story because of the CUREkids site, what a huge blessing! Thanks for your continued prayers!
"The doctors have told me that his (Mwesigwa's) sodium levels are now rising and that he will be in surgery next week", says Sarah. Sarah's stay at CURE has been fine but it is just that she misses home and her other children. Sarah however often speaks to her husband and the other children and they are fine.
"The night was fine but this morning Lamah failed to breath so she was put on oxygen however she can now breath on her own", says Shamilla her aunt. Lamah has now been removed from oxygen support and she is sleeping. Lamah will also be taken to the labs to check on her sodium levels. Please continue to pray for her, her sister Laibah, aunt Shamilla and mom Fatuma.
Tomorrow Jasmine gets to go home! Good news, since she’s getting pretty tired of staying in bed. Virgie said she had a bit of a drama moment earlier, saying that no one cared about her because they put her in the cast. Quite the opposite, so so many people care for her! And speaking of drama, she saw her profile on the CUREkids website last night, which she loved, but she wasn’t happy with her picture. So today, we got approval from her before posting it! Such a cute little firecracker, just wait until she’s mobile! Watch out world! Please keep praying for patience for Jasmine and her family for this coming month a she continues to recover.
It looks like Bon Bon gets to go home tomorrow! He was pretty sore and fussy today, and is a bit worried that he’ll still be hurting when he gets home. We reassured him that we will send some pain medication with him. Jeanette asked if we had any pictures from his surgery, so we printed off the collage from his surgery day update. Bon Bon really wanted to see it, which Jeanette OK’ed, and he studied it closely. Seeing the process helped him understand why he was still hurting. He asked several questions, and mellowed a ton after we explained what was happening in each picture. He thought it was cool that he has pins in his hip! As it’s been over the last few days, George was chilling by his side. Please pray for a restful, pain free time for Bon Bon over the next several weeks until he returns for follow up!
Crizzia was thrilled to go home yesterday, after just a few days here at CURE! We will be checking in on her in a few weeks when she returns for her check up, and will be sure to update you all. Thanks so much for the love and prayers you all have sent to Crizzia!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Apr 12
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