Recent Patient Updates
Angel is doing well! This week is so busy at CURE that Angel is still waiting for a bed in the ward. She and another patient have been given beds in another part of the hospital that is spacious and quiet. She’s been spending time playing with her mom and enjoying some snacks. We are hoping that very soon she can move into the ward.
Today has been one of those sleepy, spend-the-day-in-bed kind of days for Kingsley. He is still recovering from surgery, so he’s been pretty quiet and he seems to be in some pain. Kingsley is such a fun, vibrant boy. It makes us sad to think of him in pain, please pray for a speedy recovery!
When Eliud didn't show up last week we were really hoping that he would show up this week , and he did! He was, as always, in the company of his mother. Today he had X-ray scans of his leg taken and he is doing great. The doctor reminded his mother that the condition could recur and that is why we need him to keep coming for follow ups until he is the age of 15, when his bones stop growing. He is also enjoying school and told us that in the last exam he was position 21 and is he working hard to improve. We look forward to seeing him again in six months time. Please keep praying for more good reports!
Tiyanjane was just chilling today, enjoying staying in bed! She said that she's doing well and she said her knee didn't hurt - but we asked her in English so we're not sure how accurate that information is! She will most likely be going home on Friday if the physios are happy!
Agnes got Esther out of bed this morning and pushed her around in her wheelchair. They visited with several mothers seated along a wall next to the OR. Esther is well known at the hospital and gets greeted by staff members from all departments. Her doctors are working on getting her out of bed and seated and they have continued to monitor her feeding closely to determine when to remove her NG tube. Last night she had an upset stomach which is the largest concern at the moment so she is on oral rehydration solution to treat that. Please keep Esther in your prayers for her to soon be able to feed on her own and complete for healing. Please also keep Agnes in your prayers, for her to be able to see God through this difficult time.
This morning Marvin went into surgery for treatment of his hydrocephalus. The operation was completed and he is now resting in the ICU where he will spend the night. During the operation, Lydia sat on a wall by the garden next to the OR with several other mothers lined up. Now that the stress of the operation is over, Lydia can see and hold her son. Please keep Marvin in your prayers that he will have a complete and fast recovery.
Chakupaleza was being treated for breathing problems and we are glad to confirm that he has finally overcome those. He has also had an MUA and a cast change done. The doctors are still pushing and straightening his leg as well. Mirriam has gotten used to being here at CURE, it's almost like a second home to her. Please keep praying for these two!
Chosadziwa wants a fist bump! We love this cool kid! Because Avanell doesn't speak Chichewa and the kids don't speak English, sometimes this is one of the best ways to communicate! We're still continuing doing turns on Chosadziwa's frames, and making sure to clean the pins regularly.
Awesome is back! He will most likely be having his wound inspection tomorrow and he's already made friends with Madalitso and his dad! We love it when dads love their kids so much and bring them in for their operations! Please be praying for Awesome, that the skin graft has taken well!
Aww…the grin is back in the house! Clayton was hanging in bed playing a game on the iPad, pain free and as happy as he was when he came on Monday. His smile wasn’t just because he was feeling good physically, but he’s really relieved to have surgery done after waiting for so long!
Her eyes are still a little puffy from all the tears yesterday, but Miles is slowly on the rebound. She even felt good enough to go up to the playroom, where she watched Big Hero 6 with a new furry friend. We saw a few glimpses of smiles from her, hoping to see more tomorrow as she keeps getting better!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Jul 24
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- 92.1% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
- 1.2% Administration General and administrative expenses
- 6.7% 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