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Linton is a very adorable little boy who doesn’t smile much but wouldn’t resist anyone’s company. Before his surgery, we would just go and hold him and tell stories and share candy and take pictures. Linton was born with a very rare condition… Read more
Linton is a very adorable little boy who doesn’t smile much but wouldn’t resist anyone’s company. Before his surgery, we would just go and hold him and tell stories and share candy and take pictures. Linton was born with a very rare condition called tibial deficiency. This means that he can’t stand properly on one of his legs, so he needs a kind of amputation called disarticulation. Disarticulation is a procedure that involves separating two bones at their connecting joint.
When Linton was born, his mum, Evaline, noticed his condition and was shocked. But when she asked the nurse, she was told that all was well and that it could be fixed. She was worried about how much it would cost her and her husband to take Linton to the hospital for surgery since she is a small scale farmer and her husband works in the transport industry. We are so thankful that they have made their way to CURE. Linton is going to walk, but it will be different since he is going to need a prosthetic leg. Join us in praying for a quick recovery and healing for Linton.
Linton is a brave boy. Today in the morning, when we went by his bed we found him and his mother still in bed. Not wanting to wake them up, knowing the first day after surgery is usually a rough day for most of our kids, we quietly went on to the next bed to say hello to Immaculate who is on the adjacent bed. Linton on hearing our voices, threw up the blanket and sat on his bed looking at us. With a look that said it all, he had been asleep only because he had no company! We took some time to play with him and we were surprised that just one day after surgery he was so charged up. Today we saw more smiles from him than any other day! As we played with him, Immaculate on the next bed who had some pain from the surgery, could not help but giggle at Linton's fun cooing and gurgling sounds and expressions. We praise God for this boy and the joy he has brought, we are also thankful for his recovery that seems to be very much on track. Linton will most likely be going home on Sunday so kindly remember to pray for a safe trip home for him and his mother and for God's strength and peace as they adjust to his new leg.
Friends, we love Linton! He isn’t a shy baby although a smile from him is rare. We’ve been enjoying time with him this week in the ward, but we weren’t sure if he was staying for surgery or not because he needed to go on antibiotics due to a possible infection. On top of this, because he needed an amputation of sorts, it’s a big decision for a parent to make and sadly, sometimes they leave and don’t come back! But the good news is that Linton stayed, and he had surgery today. Naphtali, one of our CUREkids Coordinators, is having her parents for a visit this week from the US and they got to go into the OR for a bit. And one of the surgeons performing Linton’s surgery is a resident doctor from the US too! The procedure seems to have gone well, and now we can pray for a swift recovery for our little man!
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