Kenya - Age 12
We are happy to learn that Lewis and her mom are being allowed to go home this afternoon! They been given some instructions on cast care while at home. They were advised to keep the cast clean and avoid getting dirt or sand inside the cast. They are also not to any apply powder or lotion on or near the cast. Also, to always cover the cast when eating and not to place anything inside the cast, even for itchy areas. This will be a walk in the park for Furaha since this isn't her first rodeo at cast care! We pray that they get home safe back to their friends and family and recover better as well.
Kenya - Age 13
As part of the ward recovery regimen, Leakey's body will be hydrated and replenished back to normalcy with water mixed with post surgery essentials that his body needs during recovery. He will be monitored more and even continue learning to walk with his frame which will help in healthy blood flow to the corrected area. This is very new to both Leakey and her mom Hellen since this is the first time they have ever been to a hospital. However, this doesn't deter them even a little bit. We admire their resilience during this journey of transformation! Thank you for encouraging them!
Kenya - Age 14
Faith loves the great outdoors. And true to this, her mother confirms that very well. "She just desires going out and enjoying new environments whenever she can," Florence shares. This is good for her health too. Being such a chilly morning and then the sun suddenly shows up, who wouldn't go and bask in it?! Faith can't wait to start the process of adjusting the spatial frames with guidance from a professional physiotherapist as she is indeed interested in being in the very same profession in future!
Kenya - Age 8
Today was a bit chilly and Elizabeth stayed in her bed to keep warm. This gave Nurse Sarah an easier time in getting her in time for the ward rounds of checkups. Her vitals were taken and her cast was assessed just to ensure that she was faring on well. And indeed she was! Let's continue to keep Elizabeth in our prayers as she awaits her day in the OR after the casting process is complete.
Kenya - Age 11
This young man never has a dull moment! Always on the move in his wheelchair. Paul was moving in and around the ward immediately after his last cast had been applied. The physiotherapists reported a positive change in aligning the foot to a much better angle for surgery. For now, the cast will be removed on Monday and surgery is to commence right away. Paul is going to be monitored over the weekend and confirmation for surgery will be done on Monday. Let's continue lifting Paul's spirits in prayer!