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“Baba, baba, baba, baba” - that was all I heard Christine saying as she repeated a cycle of calling to her dad, looking at him, waiting for his response, and then sucking her finger. Clearly the two of them have an inseparable bond. When her fa… Read more
“Baba, baba, baba, baba” - that was all I heard Christine saying as she repeated a cycle of calling to her dad, looking at him, waiting for his response, and then sucking her finger. Clearly the two of them have an inseparable bond. When her father finally talked to me, it was with a lot of worry and concern. How much of my daughter’s leg will be amputated? Is there another mode of treatment? How long will it take to heal? Do you think she’ll adapt well to a prosthesis? Thankfully, our doctors were able to answer him satisfactorily and beyond that, because they were able to take Christine through a successful surgery.
Auntie Christine came with her little nephew today and they got to play together as they waited for Christine to see the doctor. When she finally did see the doctor, it was a good day. Christine is healing and she won’t have to come back until almost Christmas. Now THAT is a gift! Pray for her as she keeps doing life and enjoying the fun people that God has given to her -- like her nephew!
When the doctor removed Christine’s dressing, she asked, “Ikosawa?” In Swahili, this means, “Is it okay?” Poor little lady was probably a bit concerned over her surgery site since last time she had to have it cleaned. Christine’s face was the sweetest to watch as it changed during her visit. Who knows what was going through her little head, but we’re glad that all in all her surgery site is ‘ikosawa’ and with some more cleanings, she’ll Lord-willing be good to go in another six weeks! She even said ‘Thank you, doctor’ at the end of her visit. We love her spirit!
Scrunched up nose faces from us can result in faces like this from Christine! She’s still in the process of healing and the doctor requested for a cleaning on her surgery site since it hasn’t healed over yet. She’ll continue healing and in a couple weeks, we’ll see her again. Please pray that pretty soon she’ll be able to start wearing a prosthesis again!
It’s been so long since we’ve seen our girl Christine, but look how lovely she’s looking these days! She’s gorgeous and growing! Growing so much that she actually needs a stump revision since her bone is growing inside the stump! The revision itself was a straight forward process and she'll be going home again soon.
This is the face of a girl who’s doing awesome. Christine is walking well on her prosthetic and her wounds have healed nicely. Dr. Grace says there are no complications and is happy about the progress. We should see our beautiful Christine again on April 20th for a general review. Thank you for all your prayers and support!
We didn't see Christine in clinic yesterday, so we are trusting that her mother has learned to do the dressing changes at home. We will keep you updated next time we see her!
It’s a big day for Christine as she learns to walk on crutches! Peter, CURE’s physiotherapist, gently guided Christine in how to work around her amputation. Christine's mother stood by the whole time, helping where she could. Please be praying for this little girl, that she might get used to crutches quickly and continue to heal well.
“I am hoping you brought me sausages,” Christine told her dad when he came back today to visit. Instead, he brought an apple, and she seemed just as excited. Though her dad had to leave again today, Christine spends time with her mom, enjoying the sunshine and her lollipop. We are grateful that her healing is going well and that she’s not in any pain today.
Christine returned today after a long time, and she was happy to be here! Because she is still growing, her bone continues to grow despite the amputation. Our surgeons shortened the bone that was protruding through her skin and stitched her back up. For as long as she is growing, this will be a continual procedure.
It has been more than one year from when we last saw Christine. For us, this is good because it means that she has not had any complications that would necessitate a hospital visit. We continue to pray that she will be well and that our good Lord will keep her in perfect health. If and when she comes back, probably to get a new prosthesis when she is all grown up, we will definitely let you in.
We still have not seen Christine, but our ears and eyes are on the ground. When we hear anything, we will let you know.
Another miss, I want to trust that she is doing so well that her parents have not seen need to come back to CURE thus far. Let us pray that she will continue well.
Yes, she was supposed to come for clinic in January, but no, she did not come. We are being patient and hoping that she will decide to surprise us soon. When she does, we will let you know.
Christine's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 01/17/2013
A small collage of Christine a few hours ago, her parents were unable to help her wear the artificial limb, so they had come by to get help from our orthopedic technicians. Christine was very excited to be able to wear shoes on both legs, and she could not stop practicing how to walk. It was amazing to see their excitement. She now has a six months break from the hospital, so we will reconnect again in January next year. Please be praying for this darling little girl. http://bit.ly/MUx8G5
Christine's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 09/05/2012
So, unfortunately, we missed out on Christine's fitting :-(, but I am happy to let you know that wherever she is, she is in the process of learning how to use the prosthesis :-) Please be praying for her that the process will not be daunting. We hope to see her again in about two months.
Yeiy! Christine showed up for her follow up, as always, she was sucking on her fingers the whole time. Our orthopedic technicians have given them two months to look for money for her artificial limb, so we will see her again in June. http://bit.ly/IIZyua
Christine's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 06/26/2012
Christine's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 05/02/2012 - Daddy forgot Christine's appointment, but I think I have convinced him to make sure that she comes for the clinic next week.
Christine's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 04/25/2012 - They finally made it for the clinic. Christine allowed me to see a shy side of her that I had not seen during her stay with us at the hospital. Her stump has healed so well, but she has to wait another one month before a prosthesis is measured for her. So until end April, please continue praying for her, that even the process of adapting to the artificial limb will not be too much for her.
Christine's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 03/21/2012 - We finally reached Christine's mom! She admitted that she completely forgot about Christine's appointment after getting delayed with other things, so she told us they're planning on coming tomorrow. Please be praying for their travel :)
Congratulations! Christine's funding goal is met!
Christine was a no show today, but we're going to try to track her down and let you know why. Prayers would be awesome :)
Christine's follow up appointment has been scheduled for 03/14/2012
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