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The playroom is the favorite corner of the hospital for most of our kids. There, they make friends and the toys get company. However, a lot of our children don't stick around if there aren’t other kids in the playroom. Not Enock! Enock knows how … Read more
The playroom is the favorite corner of the hospital for most of our kids. There, they make friends and the toys get company. However, a lot of our children don't stick around if there aren’t other kids in the playroom. Not Enock! Enock knows how to keep himself entertained. On his first day at the hospital, most of the other kids in the ward were going into surgery, so he found himself a lone ranger in our playroom. But, not for one second did he get bored. He played with Legos, rode bicycles, watched cartoons, and kept a smile on his face.
“He just loves to play,” Violet, Enock’s mother told us. “Even back home, he is the same.” Enock has knocked knees. He has trouble walking, and his legs knock when he walks or runs. His parents discovered his condition when he was about three years old. As he grew older it got worse, and in 2011, when Enock was about seven years old, they brought him to CURE. He successfully underwent a procedure that corrected both legs. “His legs corrected very well,” Violet continued. “We were happy. But around the start of last year, the condition began to recur, and it kept getting worse.”
Enock’s case is one of the unfortunate rare cases of condition recurrence. We thank God for his parents that instead of giving up, they brought their son back to the hospital for a repeat procedure with so much hope. Kindly join us in praying for Enock, that even though his journey with us has been a long one, it will soon be a testimony of God’s healing and faithfulness.
Enock is looking good and feeling good because today he gets to go home. He is excited because now he will enjoy the comfort of his own surroundings and his mind will be at peace as he recovers. We spoke to his mum a bit and she was very grateful because of the care her son received while in our hospital. For comfort and mobility purposes, Enock had to wear a shawl around his waist which we found interesting! We will see Enock again in six weeks time and we are praying that he will be doing much better then!
Poor Enock seems a bit miserable. His body language seems stiff and uncomfortable. When we asked Nurse Cate about how he was, she told us, “He is well, although he keeps complaining of pain off and on.” Please continue to pray for Enock’s pain to be eased and for him to heal up quick!
“Are you feeling pain?” we asked Enock. He told us he was. “Much or little?” we also asked him. “Much,” he told us. Our poor guy is fresh from surgery yesterday, so pain can be normal, but this doesn’t mean it’s fun. Thankfully, a team visiting from the States was in the ward with paint and paint brushes, so Enock got a special message painted on his cast by Karen - “God is Love.” We pray that as Enock heals, he will embrace these words of truth and also believe that God is the healer of his pain.
Meet Enock, a happy boy who loves to play and have fun. Enock arrived here at CURE Kijabe yesterday evening and the playroom has been his favourite place so far. We are looking forward to getting to know him more in the coming days. He will be going in for a left leg knock knee correction procedure later this afternoon. Your prayers for him will be appreciated as he goes in for surgery!
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