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Mussa's family lives just less than an hour away from our CURE Hospital, but even with this short distance it was not enough for the family to hear about what we do here and to have hope for their son's healing. He has a left bowed tibia. Finally, … Read more
Mussa's family lives just less than an hour away from our CURE Hospital, but even with this short distance it was not enough for the family to hear about what we do here and to have hope for their son's healing. He has a left bowed tibia. Finally, they heard about CURE from a family who had one of their children treated at CURE and they recommended that Mussa be taken to our doctors. Mussas’s deformity started at the age two years old and even though he plays a lot, he always complains of pains in the evenings, and walking long distances are very difficult for him. Mussa's mother Emily is happy to be accommodated at CURE and she calls the healing process "the head on collision with treatment.” We agree! Sometimes there's pain in the process, but we're thankful that they have made it here and that Mussa is on his way to straight legs!
Our buddy Mussa was having a lot of fun with balloons that the nurses blew up for all the kids on Friday afternoon! He's doing well today and gave us his signature smile - and more good news - he's going home! He'll be back on July 10th for a checkup and will continue on medication to hopefully help his bones!
Mussa's operation yesterday went well! Dr. Christy and Dr. Karolina cut his femur to make it straight and then put a rushrod through the bone to keep it in position. Unfortunately, by the time they were done, the cast was a bit out of shape which wouldn't have been good to make the bone heal straight, so they needed to re-do it today in theater. We can report that he's already out again and recovering! Thanks for keeping him in your prayers!
Mussa was super enjoying the playground last night before his operation this morning - we're glad he got to run around outside with the other boys a bit before he gets stuck with a cast for a while! Please be praying for him as he has surgery today, we'll let you know how it went tomorrow and post a photo of his operation!
Meet Mussa! Mussa is a little boy who's already been in our hospital a couple times for his leg condition, and will be having another operation tomorrow! He has some sort of bone condition, and the doctor's are trying to narrow down what it is - he's been put on calcium and vitamin D supplements which usually helps with conditions like this, but if his bones don't respond, then he has a rarer type of disorder and will need to have multiple surgeries to keep his legs straight while he matures. For now, he'll be having a rush rod put into his bowed right femur tomorrow to make it straight - please be praying for him and his mom Emily!
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