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“Sometimes we ask ourselves on how Lufina got deformed. I still do not know what caused Lufina my granddaughter to have patella condition. Forgetting the cause, we are now focusing on getting Lufina treated. Lufina’s mother is expecting a baby … Read more
“Sometimes we ask ourselves on how Lufina got deformed. I still do not know what caused Lufina my granddaughter to have patella condition. Forgetting the cause, we are now focusing on getting Lufina treated. Lufina’s mother is expecting a baby so I had to come here and get this little precious daughter helped. We met CURE doctors at our local hospital back home and from there, Lufina was booked to undergo a surgery. There are two children in her family and Lufina is the last born. What worries us as parents to see Lufina in this condition is that she keeps falling when she runs. With that, Lufina cannot continue her grade two. She had to be dropped out in order to seek help to get her treated, then she will be able to go back school. I am so happy that my granddaughter is one of the children that will have an operation. Thank you to all who have made it possible to get us this far, I believe Lufina will be well,” Marriam, Lufina's grandmother told us with a smile. Join us in praying for Lufina's upcoming surgery and healing, we're excited to see her progress so that she can get back to being a healthy kid in grade two!
This girl's laugh is the best! Lufina was playing bao with her mom this morning and was giggling nonstop... especially when we started tickling her! She is so happy and has been "running" all over the hospital!
Lufina's wearing a pretty great turban today while playing cards! She tried to convince Yahaya to smile with her, but not everyone has quite the same level of enthusiasm after the 30th time having their photo taken! Lufina doesn't look like she'll ever get tired of it though!
Early this morning, Lufina and the rest of the gang were already outside enjoying fresh air and a game of cards! She's doing well and will be continuing physiotherapy. We wanted to give you all a hint of what her laugh is like - it's quite infectious - and tried uploading this video of her, Eluby and Witness in the physio department but our internet was too slow! Fortunately today it was a lot better so you guys get to smile with her! YouTube link is at https://youtu.be/w6u3NfDL2qY.
Lufina's been BUSY today! In the morning we found her playing cards with Luiza, Patsani, and Cosmas! Then she had some physiotherapy in bed with one of the physiotherapy students, and then we found her playing with Eluby and Witness in the physio department and brought her some get-well messages! She says she feels a bit of pain when doing physio, but apart from that, she loves playing on the bike and has been enjoying every minute of being in the hospital!
Lufina's making friends already! She was having fun playing with Chisomo, who also has knee braces, this morning during teatime! Her lovely smile and giggle is coming out too, a far cry from the frown we got her first day here!
Lufina's surgery yesterday went really well! This morning during ward rounds, she was smiling so big and Dr. Maina said, "Smiling! The day after surgery?! That's a good sign!" Yesterday they did an operation on her left knee to keep her patella (kneecap) aligned correctly, using tendons to anchor it in place. Please be praying for her while she heals! She'll have to keep that knee still for two weeks before she can start doing some intense physiotherapy!
Lufina's waiting for her operation this morning! Unfortunately, she's one of the last kids on the theater list because she's a bit older and her surgery will be long, so she's going to be waiting for a while! Please be praying that her operation goes smoothly, we'll post more details tomorrow.
Meet Lufina! Lufina is a cute little girl with dislocating patellas (kneecaps). It keeps her from running and walking well, so she'll be having multiple surgeries to fix them and get them to stay in place! She'll have her first surgery on one of her knees tomorrow, please be praying for her!
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