Recent Patient Updates
Emily's still in bed today, we haven't seen her out and about yet unfortunately. She was getting her wound dressed behind the curtain - hiding away! It looks like her friend Hope smuggled in some fruit from the outside, she was eating an orange and the whole septic bay smelled lovely!
Lonjezo is back for a physio appointment! She needs a new shoe raise but unfortunately, her mom didn't bring the right shoe to get it, so she'll need to come back again soon for that. Diana, our physiotherapists, says she's doing well and is walking around a bit, but that she cried during physio. Please be praying for her!
Abdul was playing card games again today, first with Aisha and later with a bunch of other kids outside - I guess he's finally got sick of bao! He's going to be done with turns for the frame on Friday! They'll do an x-ray to make sure it's in the right position and then he'll go home for a couple weeks while the bone heals straight and strong before he comes back to have the frame off!
Calvine's been discharged! The ward is VERY full this week so it's a good thing he's heading home to make room for the other kids! He's finally got his splint made - one for both of his hands. His agogo (grandma) is making him wave with his splinted hand! We brought him into the office after the splints were made to listen to get well messages. He was very teary eyed after physio, but a bit of chocolate cheered him right up!
We found Emily and Hope together alone in the septic bay today, holding down the fort while the rest of the kids were out playing and their parents were out buying some things. They're still stuck in bed, although now that Emily has a frame, the physios will be mobilizing her soon! They were telling Thandy that they really wanted banana and avocados from the market - unfortunately we have a rule in place not to bring in foods from outside the hospital because we don't know where they get it from and if it has bad bacteria we'd rather they not get sick after recently having an operation! Thandy tried to teach them how to say my name, "Avanell" instead of 'azungu' (white person), but it's a mouthful for adults who speak Chichewa, let alone for kids! Thandy says he'll keep trying, and I told him they can call me "Avi" if that's any easier!
A bunch of the kids were playing a card game like Uno outside this morning! Abdul wasn't with them when we went to take a photo, but when we went back later he was coming down from playing with them presumably! We imagine Uno outside is a welcome break from Bao inside!
Malitina gave us another smile - not for the camera yet but we're getting there! She's going to the operating room tomorrow to have her crazy splint taken off so they can check out her wound and try to figure out a better arrangement that makes walking less painful! Please be praying it goes well!
Alinafe was hanging out today with a bunch of the other kids (the majority of whom also have frames), watching them play a card game! It seemed to be some sort of variation of an Uno type card game, with a normal deck of cards. Alinafe wasn't playing but seemed to really enjoy watching them play!
Emily's operation yesterday went well! Dr. Lubega and Dr. Mak put a rod (called an exfix) on the side of her leg. It's held to the femur with pins and helps keep the bone straight and stable since there's a fracture in it so she doesn't have to stay on traction. She's in a bit of pain today and isn't feeling up for much though, so you can pray for her healing!
Abdul is doing really well! He's happy that is leg is getting better! We brought him his messages and he thanks everyone who's sent him well wishes. You can spot Sainabu in the background trying to get in the photo again! Don't worry, she's doing well and we took a photo of her close up to show her!
Calvine is really quiet today. We delivered his get wells and finally asked his granny how he got the cut on his face. It seems that he was walking around the house practicing fixing things like doors and cars (apparently he's destined to be some sort of handy man if he's starting at the tender age of two). He got the wound because a door fell on him as he was trying to fix it, but he's doing fine now. He's going to get a splint for his other hand because he needs to work on stretching his fingers so they don't contract, please be praying it doesn't hurt him too much. His granny says thank you for the messages!
Activity for the week of Sunday, Mar 26
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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