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Trying to stay warm by an open fire last year, Wiston was burned badly on his left arm. The skin at the wrist and elbow has contracted and Wiston has very limited function in the entire arm. He is third born and the youngest child in his family. … Read more
Trying to stay warm by an open fire last year, Wiston was burned badly on his left arm. The skin at the wrist and elbow has contracted and Wiston has very limited function in the entire arm. He is third born and the youngest child in his family. He lives in a very remote part of the country, where his family is supported by domestic farming, and it was only by the district hospital's referral that Wiston's family even heard about CURE. The surgeons plan to release the wrist and elbow contractures, which will require a couple skin grafts. Thankfully he isn't missing school, because he won't enroll in nursery school until next year, so we're hoping to give him the best start to an education as possible.
Wiston Kevas was discharged from CURE Malawi and is scheduled for a future follow up appointment at his home hospital in Salima on July 22. We will check in with him around that date and make sure the recovery process is still going smoothly. Learn more at http://bit.ly/13wONIK http://bit.ly/10l4TF5
Wiston is recovering from a wound inspection yesterday. The doctors decided that it was best to check the wound in theater, for it would be too uncomfortable for Wiston without anathesia. During ward rounds this morning, the CURE doctors discussed discharge tomorrow since the wound is healing perfectly.
The amount of energy that Wiston possesses is incredible. He doesn't stop - EVER. We delivered a 'get well' message to him this afternoon and we got him to pause for a second to get a picture. We love this little man.
Wiston is our shadow. This little guy doesn't leave the side of CUREkids staff during the day. He is waiting for his wound to be inspected this week to see how the skin graph is healing. Check out the collage of his surgery pics. http://bit.ly/15cMc4y
He's ready, tomorrow is the big day! It looks like Wiston will need multiple procedures to get his left arm fully functional again. First, the surgeons will release his wrist which is in a permanently flexed position. We will be there by his side in the operation room tomorrow.
If this little guy isn't dancing in the ward, he's following us around the hospital. He's warmed up to the CUREkids staff quickly and runs into our arms when we enter the ward. He arrived at CURE with a cough, so he has yet to be cleared for surgery. Hopefully, he will be healthy enough later this week.
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