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Soumaila from Niger on Today
Soumaila's personality is a little muted after his surgery yesterday, but he says he's feeling pretty good! The biggest adjustment is having to be carried everywhere by his mom since they opted to have both his legs straightened at once. Doing this allows the whole process to go by faster than if we did one leg and then the other, but it requires more work as he won't be able to walk around by himself like children can when they just have one leg done. This morning, Salamatou and Biba from our spiritual stopped by to check in with and pray for Soumaila and then he was discharged! Please be praying for Soumaila as he recovers at home and we'll see him in a few weeks for his follow up appointment!
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Nickson from Uganda on Today
Today Nickson had his first surgery at CURE Uganda! Neurosurgeon Dr. Emmanuel performed a 'washout' procedure, which means he used some sterile fluid to wash out the infection from inside of Nickson's brain. This is the first step towards hopefully healing the infection and allowing Nickson to get the full surgery he needs to treat his hydrocephalus. Grace was feeling anxious before the surgery, which is completely understandable! It can be so hard to send your tiny baby off to the OR. But, we have a whole team of people praying for each baby - a pastor, a nurse, and then the entire operating team all take time to pray for each patient before their surgery. We're thankful that we can be confident God hears our prayers. Nickson is recovering in the NICU and doing well!
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Precious from Uganda on Today
Precious still wasn't feeling the photos today and we want to respect that, but she did have a visitor! A family friend came to see her and encourage mama Annet, too. The doctors and neurosurgeons are keeping a close watch on her as she continues to recover, and she's doing well so far! She and Annet had a quiet day together and should have a calm weekend as she continues to heal. Thank you for praying for her and her family!
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Nyenkwoh from Uganda on Today
Nyenkwoh and Rebecca had a fun moment together this evening before heading to dinner! They have moved back to the main ward from the ICU and Nyenkwoh is recovering well from her surgery. They should be with us a few more days before heading home!
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Anna from Zambia on Today
Anna had another dressing change and manipulation today! With every dressing change, we are achieving a slightly better degree of correction. Thankfully as her right leg is healing, Dr. Lastroni is planning to operate on her left leg next week! And as always, please remember to be putting Anna in your prayers!
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Emmanuel from Zambia on Today
Emmanuel has been discharged! The nature of the surgery he had yesterday was not very intense so he was all cleared to go home today. The aim of yesterday's surgery was to slowly reduce the length difference between his two legs over a period of time. He will be coming for the follow up review in the first quarter of next year to see how that's going!
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Degaga from Ethiopia on Today
Degaga got his supporting brace and started his walking practice today! It's a change of pace and a little scary, but he's handling it like a champ! In a couple days, he should be able to advance to walking with a walker and really be able to get around! Please keep praying for this young man.
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Athumani from Kenya on Today
Athumani got to practice his walking today and then he and his dad wandered around the ward, visiting their friends. Athumani’s dad is such a friendly and happy guy, so he has many ward friends! And did you guess correct? Did you choose orange for the color of Athumani’s shirt? Good job you (you know who you are)! Athumani and his dad will say ‘see you later’ to their friend tomorrow and go home to say ‘hello’ to their family!
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Dore from Ethiopia on Today
Dore got a cute hair cut! Today she was out of bed with her father Shaweko. He was wheeling her around the compound just to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. She is doing wonderful and doing a fantastic job with her recovery!
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Kembon from Ethiopia on Today
Kembon has a best friend in the ward! Her name is Semira and these two love wheeling around the ward in the their wheelchairs and playing together, but their favorite pastime is posing for the camera!
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Eshetu from Ethiopia on Today
Eshetu is such a brave and happy child! During his frame cleaning and turning he plays with the nurses and the physiotherapists which is incredible because most kids spend this time scared and crying! The rest of the time here at CURE Ethiopia, Eshetu spends playing and having fun with his friends in the ward! Thank you all for your prayers!
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Allan from Kenya on Today
Occupational therapists Alice and Naomi worked to make Allan a splint when he came for his checkup. This splint will help keep his wrist in a position so that it won’t contract again. He’ll also be coming back for physical therapy in a couple of weeks so they can continue helping him keep his wrist flexible!
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Elleni from Ethiopia on Today
Elleni is doing great, she has come back for her check-up today and she is continuing her healing. She told us she is walking well without any support although she still uses a crutche if she has to walk a long distance. She is a sixth grader now and enjoying her school which is always good to hear! We will see her again next year when she returns for another check-up!
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George from Uganda on Today
George and Sharon are back with us at CURE Uganda! George is almost one year old, and is getting so big! Sharon told us he's started eating some solid food, and has been eating a lot of beans. However, he hasn't been feeling too well lately. George has been having some pressure in his head which is causing him to be irritable, so Sharon brought him back to CURE Uganda to see the doctors. It's looking like he will have surgery early next week, so the nurses are keeping a close eye on him while he waits over the weekend. Thank you for praying for this little guy!
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Emma from Malawi on Today
Emma is having her first operation today. The surgeons will be doing an elbow osteotomy where they'll cut the bone and correct its alignment. Please keep sweet Emma in your prayers while she undergoes surgery!
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