Recent Patient Updates
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 05
Our little princess Joellianne is back, with a cute new haircut! Tomorrow she gets to unload that heavy spica cast, and replace it with a smaller lighter one that will allow her to move her hips, hooray! She will also have the hardware taken out of her hip that held everything together as she healed. Joellianne told mom Juvy that she was happy to see our Kid’s Mentor, Cyra, but she wasn’t very happy to see the nurses! Hopefully her opinion will change after a successful “mini-surgery” tomorrow, please be praying for a quick, easy procedure!
Madia showed up today for a check up! She still has a cast on her leg, but doctors told her that she'll be ready to get it taken off next time she comes. We're so glad to see her and are praying for her continued healing as the countdown to cast off continues!
Gregoire is still resting in the ward, and he can’t really move, because both of his legs are in a huge cast. Thankfully, he received a little toy plane today, so he can play around a little! Keep those prayers coming...he needs the encouragement!
Today's physiotherapy activity is more catching and throwing! She is champ at it, we can assure you. Good news too, Estery is about two thirds of the way through her treatment! So hopefully in about four weeks we can remove the frames. Not too long now!
We sat with Thoko listening to music on our laptop today. She told us that worship music is her fave, and she says "I like big groups of people singing with all their different voices together!" She also told us she's in a bit of pain today, so please keep praying for strength and perseverance for her as she goes through the rest of her treatment with the frame.
“I’m very very relieved,” said Mary about Jonah being out of surgery. Jonah went in today for an ETV/CPC to treat his hydrocephalus, and his operation was successful! He is now resting in the ICU where he will spend the night. This afternoon, Mary received seven get well messages, which was a huge encouragement to her. She thanks all those who wrote her, and please continue to pray for Jonah’s recovery.
Alma’s going home today! She was very chatty this morning, which was a great sign. She was curious if we had games on our laptop, and gave us a look of pity when we told her we didn’t, just work stuff. Today was the first time she’s been in an upright position, but she wasn’t thrilled about it. Moving from her bed to the wheelchair was still painful, so we tried to lighten her mood by doing a manicure and pedicure, which she enjoyed. The face might not show it, but she was having fun, we promise! We hope when she goes home she can get some better rest and heal quickly!
Today is Frederic’s final day in the hospital, he’ll be resting at home this weekend! He can move his left hand, but his right one is still hurting. He’s spent most of the day wandering around the ward in a wheelchair, which he technically doesn’t need, but we think it’s just something fun for him to do. Wheelchairs are entertaining when you don’t actually “need” one! Please pray for strength for Frederic, he’ll need to learn to adapt for a bit while his hands are out of commission.
Cleophat’s grandmother Stephania is a huge ball of fun! She takes every opportunity she gets to practice her English with us. As for Cleophat, for someone who just underwent a leg straightening procedure, she's very strong and is determined not to cry at all. Cleophat is definitely the leader on our scoreboard when it comes to pain endurance, and Stephania is by her side, pitching in plenty of smiles and laughter!
Hellen’s confidence levels are back and she's in a very bright mood. Her leg is doing much better, and her happiness is wearing off on her mother, who thinks it is time for Hellen to go home and get rid of the cast. Sadly for her, we have to wait for the doctor to give them a thumbs up before their bags can be packed. All we can do for them is encourage them to keep smiling, because joy comes in the morning!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 05
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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