Meshack

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Meshack's Story

“I know you are going to operate on his leg to correct the problem it has,” Sabina, Meshack’s mother told us, when we asked her if she had understood what the doctors were doing.

Details didn’t matter--she was willing to do whateve… Read more

“I know you are going to operate on his leg to correct the problem it has,” Sabina, Meshack’s mother told us, when we asked her if she had understood what the doctors were doing.

Details didn’t matter--she was willing to do whatever was best for her son. When we first met Meshack he had just woken up, was hungry, and not allowed to eat until his surgery day was decided. He was not a happy baby and was screaming at the top of his voice. Sabina, however, easily calmed him down for the doctor to examine him. Later on when he had been fed, we got to see his sweet side. He is a very playful baby with a cute smile and will try to grab anything within reach.

Meshack was born with clubfoot on his right foot and another anomaly known as amniotic band syndrome on the same leg. Sabina, a mother of seven, was a bit surprised by the shape of her son's foot when she gave birth to him. She took him to a local hospital where they thankfully were able to correct his clubfoot with serial casting. But they referred him to CURE for his other anomaly. Sabina took him to our Kitale mobile Clinic where he was examined by our doctors him and advised to come to Kijabe for surgery. This week we are enjoying the company of this sweet baby as he awaits surgery. We are praying for a smooth operation and healing process so he can get back to playing with his many siblings!

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Aug 08, 2018

Meshack shared his smiles with us today, but when it came time for his orthotic measurements, his smiles had vanished because getting one’s foot wrapped as part of the measurement process is serious business. We’re hoping Meshack will come to clinic next month on September 12th to pick up his orthotics. We’re also hoping we’ll be able to share one of his sparkly smiles with you then! Photo of Meshack

Jul 02, 2018

With the new casts, everything is good for our little man and he was discharged over the weekend! He'll be back in a bit for his follow up appointment so please continue praying for him!

Jun 29, 2018

Meshack had the sleepies this morning when we saw him and thank goodness because our sweet boy wasn’t eating today. You know why? Because yesterday’s good news became today’s good reality! He was waiting to go to theatre for a cast change and since he couldn’t eat, it was better he was distracted by his dreams than his hunger. Please pray that no more swelling will take place for our boy with his new cast so he can go home tomorrow! Photo of Meshack

Jun 28, 2018

Meshack’s excitement might not come from the news we’re about to tell you, but let’s just pretend that it did! “Kesho,” his mom told us. Kesho is tomorrow in Swahili, so this means that if the doctors think Meshack’s swelling has come down enough, he’ll get a new cast tomorrow and hopefully go home Saturday! Pretty pretty please, pray with us that tomorrow will be his new cast day and for no more complications! Photo of Meshack

Jun 27, 2018

“Elevation is what he needs,” the doctor told us today. Our guy continues to experience swelling and for his health, we can’t recast until that swelling comes down. We’re not sure if he just isn’t getting enough elevation or if the swelling is just plain stubborn. Regardless, we can praise Jesus for Meshack’s undying smile and the fact that he’s in a place where doctors can check on him and keep an eye on his swelling! Photo of Meshack

Jun 26, 2018

Meshack was as cheerful as a lark even at 7:00 in the morning! We were in his cube to try and film some kids being prepared for theatre and we found him awake, he gave us a huge smile and that just made our morning! Meshack’s swelling hasn’t gone down as much as we would've liked to see with an open cast. The nurses have been keeping a close eye on the progress and the doctors saw him during the morning rounds. Please pray that our cute boy will make progress and for the swelling to go down. Photo of Meshack

Jun 25, 2018

Meshack has been showered with love through get well messages from you all, and he was much overdo to feel a lot of that love, so today that changed. Storyteller Elvis sat down with him on his bed and shared the love. Despite the fact that Meshack is having continued swelling in his foot to the point of blisters, he’s got a whole lot of joy. Please be praying that healing comes to him soon so he can take the joy that he has and the love that you’ve shared and go home with them both! Photo of Meshack

Jun 22, 2018

The continued swelling in Meshack’s leg hasn’t stopped the happy smiles from coming to visit our boy today! He giggled when we saw him this morning and hid his little face under his blanket. Later on, one of his bed neighbors, Esther, brought a balloon over and we took so many photos of these two silly gooses! Please be praying for Meshack with his continued swelling. Pray that God touches his little foot, and heals it completely so that early next week he’ll get to go home! Photo of Meshack

Jun 21, 2018

Socks are a serious matter around here. Can you see Meshack’s face? He was working hard to adjust his sock and put it on and he finally did. Inside out, but still -- when you’ve had days like Meshack has, we’re going to call that a smashing success! Please pray for our boy as he heals. We’re hoping that pretty soon he’ll get a new cast on so he can go home and leave this place that isn’t his favorite! Photo of Meshack

Jun 20, 2018

Meshack had to have his cast cut today. It was simply too tight. God created our body in an amazing way and sometimes healing is just a bit messy -- like when you swell and your cast has to be cut to make room for the swelling and make you more comfortable. But when the end result is healing, it’s all worth it! Please pray for Meshack as he waits for his swelling to come down. Photo of Meshack

Jun 19, 2018

Meshack underwent a successful surgery and when we went to visit him in the ward, he was deep in sleep! His mother Sabina informed us that he didn’t want to see anyone approaching his bed. He is afraid of doctors, and all staff who work at the hospital. When we went to the ward, we tried our best to make him smile and indeed he smiled for us! His mother was happy to see that too! Meshack is recovering well after surgery and he is even playing around with a balloon, a sign to show that he is not in too much pain. Let's continue to pray that all will be well during his recovery and even as he gets discharged soon! Photo of Meshack

Jun 18, 2018

Someone has finally come for their next surgery for just a bit more foot correction! As Meshack waited for his surgery this morning, his mom enlisted the help of two birds sitting on a tree outside to help distract him. We’re not so sure about Meshack and hospitals, or maybe it’s him who isn’t so sure of them. Because of Meshack’s turbulent mood, another patient waiting to go to theatre assured him by saying something like, “I don’t cry when I go to theatre. You shouldn’t cry either!” We’re not sure how her advice went when it was time for theatre for our guy, but we’re hoping that regardless, this is the last time Meshack will have to endure a trip to theatre! Photo of Meshack

Feb 21, 2018

Oh our poor friend Meshack! We seem to catch him at the end of clinics which means we don’t get to spend much time together to become better friends. Our poor guy wasn’t so sure of us when we saw him today, and although we’re not a doctor, we wonder if he fears them and thinks that we ARE them. Meshack is going to need another surgery soon, so please be praying God prepares his little heart for MORE doctors (if that’s what he’s afraid of)! Photo of Meshack

May 17, 2017

It was good to meet Meshack again in the clinic, but today he rather looked sad and cried when we asked his mother whether he was sick. She told us that he is afraid of people. Well, we tried to make all sorts of jokes to make him happy and he did respond well in time! The best part of the day was to see him stand on his own and guess what? Meshack walked! We were all happy to witness him walking! Due to some inconveniences though he did not go home with the orthotics that was expected but they were promised to get them at our next clinic on July 12th! Photo of Meshack

Mar 08, 2017

Meshack came to clinic today! We said hi to him and his mama while they were at clinic, but didn’t really realize he was a CUREkid. How embarrassing! Thankfully, we realized just as they were leaving and caught up with them for a tiny moment and got to snap some photos of the both of them. Meshack is such a handsome little dude, can’t you see? Oh, and guess what? From what we understand, he got measured for an orthotic today. Hooray! We’re looking forward to seeing how big he is on May 17th when he comes back for clinic. We’re also looking forward to seeing him walk hopefully! Photo of Meshack

Oct 26, 2016

Our little friend is now all grown up. in fact he now is able to run! His feet have healed very well. Today, Dr.Mitei who reviewed him told Sabina, his mother that the progress was great and informed her that we would need to wait a few more years for his webbed toes in his right foot to develop before any procedures can be done to correct that. It was such a joy seeing this precious boy today. We look forward to seeing him again in six months time! Photo of Meshack

Jul 20, 2016

Sometimes it can be a long and tiring wait when there is a lot of patients waiting in line. Kids get bored and restless and hungry. Not Meschack, after several experiences of that, his mother, Sabina came armed with snacks for Meshack. We caught up with him outside enjoying a banana as he waited to see the doctor. His foot is doing very well, his second cast was removed today and he was given a foot brace. We look forward to seeing him again in October when we visit his home town again. Photo of Meshack

Jun 28, 2016

We miss Meshack last week, but we were able to read the notes from the physiotherapy team. His cast was removed, they measured him for his AFO braces, and a new cast was reapplied. They will make the AFO and we should see him wearing it the next time we see him in Kitale, July 20th!

May 12, 2016

Meshack and his mom received prayer before he went in for surgery. He wasn't a very happy camper while he waited, but his mother was trusting and strong. The procedure to correct his clubfoot went smoothly, and as always, Dr. Kinyua gave us a thumbs up as he pointed to Meshack's corrected foot. Seeing kids transformed is a pretty joyful thing around here! We'll let you know how Meshack is feeling in the morning as he rests. Thanks for following! Photo of Meshack

May 11, 2016

Look who came for surgery! Meshack and his mamma joined us last night, where they are awaiting his procedure scheduled for tomorrow. His mom, Sabina, tried to get him to smile for the picture, but he was far too interested in the sucker he was eating, well, the sucker that was stuck all over his sweater! We love Meshack and we look forward to seeing his transformation continue tomorrow. Please join us in praying for him! Photo of Meshack

Nov 18, 2015

We met Meshack at clinic today! He was in the company of his mother and they both had lovely smiles on their faces, as always. The doctor was happy with his leg, it has healed very well. Doctor Maina who reviewed him, also told his mother that now they should start planning on coming back to CURE for surgery number two to correct Meshack’s clubfeet. It was such a joy hanging out with them today. We look forward to hosting them again soon at CURE. Let’s pray for them, as they plan to take the long journey back to CURE Kenya. Photo of Meshack

Sep 18, 2015

For the first time this week, we found Meshack asleep during the day. “Half the night he was up playing and making noise for everybody in the ward,” his mother told us, explaining why he was asleep. When he woke, he went in for a dressing change and then was able to go home shortly after. We look forward to seeing this happy baby again in November at our clinic in Kitale. Photo of Meshack

Sep 17, 2015

This is a typical scene for Meshack and his mother. Even just a day after surgery, he is laughing and smiling and playing all the same. He reaches for anyone and then, inevitably, back to his mother. With a camera and a smile in front of him, he can’t even hold still he laughs so hard! We are so thankful he is doing well today. Meshack’s mother does not understand English, but we were able to translate his get well message and it’s much appreciated. Keep checking in as this baby recovers! Photo of Meshack

Sep 16, 2015

Smiling and playing, Meshack headed in for surgery. Surgeons made incisions in the leg to remove the amniotic band tissue. If left untreated, the bands can eventually cut off blood flow circulation. We are thankful Meshack was able to come for surgery at such a young age. Doctors finished with stitches and bandages and now our precious baby is on his way back to his mamma. Photo of Meshack

Sep 15, 2015

We had a lot of fun spending time with Meshack as he and his mother wait for surgery. He will hold out his arms, willing to be held by anyone, and we learned how much to loves to play with hair - by pulling hair! What a sweet boy—we hope he goes in for his procedure tomorrow so he can get the healing underway! Photo of Meshack

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