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Aldrich from the Philippines on Today
We might have our hands full with this active dude! As we chatted with his family, Aldrich peeked out from his sheet, then when it was time to ask him questions, he’d duck underneath with a giggle, then reemerge with a grin…or a stuck out tongue. We love his spunk, and we pray that it will help in his determination to recover and regain his strength soon! Aldrich has surgery tomorrow, please pray for a successful, calm procedure!
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Elysha from the Philippines on Today
Elysha and Storyteller Marlene's friendship began right after Elysha pointed to Marlene to be carried by her, then stared at Marlene's eyes for the longest time. She's definitely sweet and must've gotten it from her mom Karen. Not too long after, Elysha got so comfortable being carried by Marlene that she immediately fell asleep when she got back to Karen. Elysha may not have lots of word to say just yet, but her actions tell us that she's someone we'd like to keep! Tomorrow is Elysha's surgery and we ask that you pray for her and Karen as they start her healing process!
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Richell from the Philippines on Today
We wondered how long it would be before Richell asked her regular question. She made it about 10 seconds. “Doc, do I need casts again!?!” she nervously asked Nurse Ken. She got the answer she wanted, “No!” And, there’s more good news! She only needs to wear her braces at night, and can wear regular shoes during the day. As long as she keeps following instructions, which she’s done so far, she’ll be cast-free for good! Thank you for praying for our patients and all of their requests, which includes “little” things like being cast-free!
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Alzayn from the Philippines on Today
Alzayn was feeling shy as usual today, but gave us a smile from a distance while he played in Timmy’s Playroom. He’s hitting all of his standard toddler milestones, which includes liberal use of the word “no!” He’s hitting all of his milestones in his healing as well, he still needs to wear his braces for 23 hours a day, but he’ll be back in a month. We’re praying at that point, we can say “yes!” to Alzayn wearing his braces for fewer hours a day!
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Haouaou from Niger on 3 days ago
Praise the Lord, our little lady's skin graft went just as planned! With this said, it's never a fun experience and Haouaou still had a few little tears left in her this morning (you can see the remnants of one in her right eye). Thankfully, her dad knows the way to her heart: food! He went out this morning and bought them some "fari masa" which is a Nigerien friend dough breakfast treat. The fari masa stopped the tears and was the perfect going home treat for this little joy as she was discharged! We'll be seeing her again soon for more bandage changes. While they're not fun, each one brings us a little closer to full healing!
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Rahaatou from Niger on 3 days ago
Our little lady was discharged today! She had a quick wound cleaning and bandage change to make sure the small surgical area where the doctors went in to shorten the pins doesn't get infected, but she says it's no big deal. She'll be going back to the guesthouse and she's excited to get to play with her sister Habiba again!
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Yahaya from Niger on 3 days ago
Our man is still a bit tired, but medically he's doing great! So great, in fact, that the doctors gave him the all clear to go home! He's excited to get out of the ward and we're pumped for him. We'll be seeing him again in a few weeks for a follow up and to make sure the cage is doing it's job.
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Noureddine from Niger on 3 days ago
First of all, we checked in with Noureddine this morning and he is doing so much better! His bloodwork came back and confirmed it wasn't malaria which is the main culprit around here when someone isn't feeling too well. Our man's headache cleared up with some basic meds and he's no worse for the wear! Secondly, Noureddine got discharged today! He'll have some physical therapy starting next week and a follow up appointment in a few weeks time! Thirdly, and the reason you don't recognize Noureddine in the photo that goes along with this update, we showed Noureddine how to use our camera today and this is one of the photos he shot of some little friends that came to visit him right before he was discharged. It's in-focus and well exposed so we are impressed!
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Amatoulaye from Niger on 3 days ago
Our little lady is waiting for her doctor's appointment today. If she's cleared, she'll be able to have her surgery next week! We have muted expectation though as she had an adorable little cough while we were spending some time with her which might be enough to delay her surgery yet again ... In other news, we were looking back at some old photos of Amatoulaye and it's amazing how far she's come with her cleft lip being healed, but also how she was just a baby crawling around when she first showed up at our door and now she's a certified little person running all over the hospital!
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Emmanuel from Kenya on 3 days ago
“Are you going home?” we asked Emmanuel and he told us he is! “Are you happy?” we asked and he gave us an affirmative. We had a little bit of fun showing him how to put his hands up in the air to show he’s happy. This was great and brought everyone smiles! We’re so thankful for Emmanuel’s smooth and seemingly easy recovery! And -- Emmanuel has something to tell you: “Thank you and God bless you!” We’ve been sharing get-well messages from all you lovely people and we’re hoping that they’ll give Emmanuel continued smiles during the next six weeks as he waits to have his cast changed on mobile clinic!
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Pamela from Kenya on 3 days ago
This serious looking lady is very responsible. In this picture, she was tiding up her stuff getting ready to go home. Pamela has really become part of the CURE Kenya family and it is amazing to see her walk around saying hi to everyone she knows. Please pray for safe travels as Pamela and her dad go back home.
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Elizabeth from Uganda on 3 days ago
Elizabeth started feeding normally and her NG tube was removed! However, she is still vomiting a lot. The doctors reviewed her CT scan and have decided to put her on anticonvulsants which she will take for one month and then stop depending on how she improves. Please be praying for her!
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Ezra from Uganda on 3 days ago
“Yesterday, he cried a lot when he was came back from surgery, but today he is fine and is breastfeeding well”, Anna told us. Ezra spent most of the morning feeding and sleeping. He is stable and will be transferred from the ICU back to the ward today!
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Leila from Uganda on 3 days ago
“I will be at CURE until she gets a new shunt”, Prossy said with a sound of relief as she no longer has to worry about all the troubles that would be involved with traveling home and back to the hospital in a relatively short amount of time. Leila is still on antibiotics, but is getting stronger each day. Prossy said today she will spend time in the activity room since Leila isn’t irritable anymore!
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Yahaya from Niger on 3 days ago
Yahaya is doing well today. He is a bit tired, but always ready to interact with people. He has not complained about his leg hurting, but told us that it is a weird feeling having the cage on his leg. Emanuel from our spiritual staff, seen in the photo, spent some time with Yahaya just checking in and talking about life. "My mom told me that I was talking in French when I came out, but I can't remember any of it" Yahaya said which is funny since his mom and him usually speak their local Nigerien language instead of French!
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