Recent Patient Updates
Mustafa was discharged today! We're guessing that his wound passed inspection! He left before we could grab a picture (this was from yesterday), but he seemed pretty happy and 'thumbs up' today as well! The physio's assessment was that the angle it's at now is good for both writing and eating, which is what he uses that arm for. Since it will be at a fixed angle, we're now not sure if he'll need a frame if the arm is already in a good position, but we'll see what Dr. James says when he sees him at clinic in May after he's healed!
Square is STILL at Queens trying to get an AFO, and may or may not get discharged over the weekend, so here's another featured guest on his page while we wait for him to come back - Neymar! We think he looks like he's about to enter a boxing match and is pretty sure that he's gonna win! We'll let you know on Monday what happened with Square (and if Neymar won his match)!
Chinasi is doing well today! She'll be having a wound inspection on Tuesday. She's been in bed a lot so we asked the doctors and they said it's fine if she walks around a little, so we made sure to get someone to tell her mom, who sounded surprised! Chinasi got up almost immediately, but now she's back in bed - her frame is a pretty big contraption to lug around on your arm all day! She was content to play with one of the doctor's gloves and having a lot of fun blowing it up though!
"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth!" Nejat's wish came true! Her front tooth was loose and she was playing with it and then pulled it out today! She is so excited about it and she has been wheeling around and showing off the big space to everyone!
Meet Donata! She's already captured our hearts with her adorable smile! She came in at the beginning of the week to have a repeat surgery for a relapsed clubfoot, but unfortunately had malaria so her surgery was a bit up in the air and she went to a local children's shelter, Feed the Children, while she was on the medication. She's fine now but her surgery has been postponed until next week. The doctors are going to be super busy because a lot of our surgeons have already gone home for Christmas so there's a pretty heavy workload on those remaining - please be praying that they'll get through all the operations they need to do in these few weeks before Christmas!
Edwin spent the morning resting as MaryChris did laundry and talked with her friends. Edwin slept most of the night which allowed MaryChris to do the same. He didn’t make the surgery list for today and will most likely go into surgery at the start of next week. Please continue to pray for Edwin that his upcoming operation will go well.
Patrick and Irene are going home today and Irene seems overjoyed! Patrick spent the morning quietly resting on his bed as Irene packed up their things. Please keep Patrick in your prayers that he will continue to have a strong recovery. We will see them again at CURE in about a month for a review.
“Pius is fine, I’m just feeling good,” said Suzan. Pius spent the night in the ICU and is being moved back to the ward this morning. He has no major concerns and recovered well last night. Please keep Pius in your prayers that he will continue to improve and for them to soon be able to go home.
The Jhamel we met on Tuesday is back! He giggled away as his neighbor April blew bubbles in his direction and Ella tickled him. Then he played with his new “vroom vrooms” and colored a picture of another one. Whew, what a busy morning! He was just too cute that we couldn’t pick one picture of him, so here you go, enjoy! Jhamel is on his way home today, and we’ll see him back soon for a cast change!
April is sitting up and doing so much better today! We’re so happy to see her sweet smile return. She was coloring again while waiting for her ride home, that’s right, she’s outta here! We’ll see her back mid January, when hopefully she’ll get a good report about her leg and can proceed to get her prosthetic!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Dec 04
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- 93.3% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
- 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
- 5.5% 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