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“As my mother tells me, I have been well ever since I was born. Later in 2012, my leg got dark skin on one spot. It was so scary. I did not know what was going on. A few days later, my skin was so hot and it was really painful. I could not take m… Read more
“As my mother tells me, I have been well ever since I was born. Later in 2012, my leg got dark skin on one spot. It was so scary. I did not know what was going on. A few days later, my skin was so hot and it was really painful. I could not take my walk to school anymore and I had to withdraw from school. In 2013, I had my first operation whereby the doctors opened my skin and give it a wash and cleaned inside my bone. A year after, my leg was all good! I could go to school again and do my routine again like playing and what kids love to do in our village. I never knew that the condition would be recurrent. The beginning of 2015 was a downfall. I was not feeling well. My leg had started bleeding and it was so painful again. I was taken to the local hospital where I was referred to another bigger hospital in town. Things were not changing. I thought I would never be what I wanted to become. I have always wanted to be an Accounting Consultant,” said Manuel. “Coming here at CURE is our last hope. My son Manuel has suffered enough with this condition and I would love to see him different. It has not been easy to see Manuel in such condition. My work has been affected as well as my husband’s business and work. We are all working hard to get our son treated. When I arrived here at CURE after being referred from a local hospital, I feel hopeful and I am happy. I have never seen a place so beautiful like this with excellent facilities that treats children with amazing skills and talents from the doctors to all staff. I am sure that Manuel will walk home with a huge smile on his face and I will have peace,” Manuel’s mother, Catherine told us confidently. Please join us in praying for Manuel’s complete healing so he can be a testimony for Jesus and go back to school to achieve his dreams of becoming an accountant!
Manuel is going home today! We're going to miss this goofy guy! They're sending him home with dressings so his mom can continue to dress the wound at home. Please continue to pray for his leg and that we got all of the osteomyelitis out this time - it's a pretty tricky condition. He'll be coming in on Tuesdays for dressings here since he lives nearby.
Today we brought Manuel his Get Well messages! He was laughing so hard and we missed the part where he was clapping because our friend Connie used the word 'bho' which means 'hi' in Chichewa in her Get Well greeting! He loved hearing from everyone and was so happy! https://youtu.be/RgglyBkYekE
Manuel wanted a photo today - with his pal Chisomo! Chisomo is an old patient who has been volunteering with the Spiritual Department and she's great with the kids - probably because when she was their age she was in the exact same situation!
Manuel's operation went well! His leg has still been oozing pus since his last operation and since it should have stopped before now, we took him back in for another sequestromy. There was a little bit of infected bone that was causing the chronic infection so we managed to cut it out and now he should be able to heal. He'll have his first wound dressing tomorrow, please pray it doesn't cause much pain!
Manuel is back! We haven't seen him in a couple months, but he's finally back! Unfortunately, he needs another operation to get rid of more infected bone, it seems that the osteomyelitis has come back. Please pray for him as he has surgery later today!
Manuel is going home today! He's so excited! He lives semi nearby the hospital, so he'll be coming in about once a week to have wound dressings and physiotherapy. Please be praying for him as he has the rest of his dressings at home and starts to heal!
We brought Manuel his messages today! CUREkids Coordinator Thandy is going away for vacation and a wedding for a few weeks so the lovely Funny from the Spiritual Department is covering for him for the meantime, and she did a great job of her first time delivering get well messages! She says Manuel is feeling better and his leg feels light and not heavy like it used to! He's very thankful for the get-well messages and asks you all to continue praying for him, and says God should bless you for your support!
Manuel was pretty deep into a phone conversation when we spotted him this afternoon, so we took a quick snap and left him to it! He's doing well and his mother is going to learn how to dress his wound over the next week so they can go home and only come in to CURE once a week!
Thandy asked Manuel what he was reading in the Bible today - he says he's going through the latter half of Galatians 5 - there's some pretty good stuff about the Fruit of the Spirit in there! Thandy wants him to recite it next time he comes by, and Manuel sounded up for that!
Our newest physiotherapist Shadreck is doing a great job helping out Manuel with his exercises today - it looked like they were having a pretty deep conversation! Manuel might be able to go home later this week, if his mother learns how to do the dressings so they can do it from there. It will take a long time for his wound to heal up, so it's not practical for him to stay in the hospital the whole time. Fortunately, his femur is pretty well intact so it should heal back fine!
Manuel's surgery yesterday went well and he's looking pretty happy in the ward today! Dr. Saf and Assistant Margreet took out the infected bit of bone in his femur, then cleaned it all up well and left the wound open and packed with gauze and honey so that the nurses can dress the bone to encourage healing from the inside. Please be praying for him as he starts wound dressings!
Manuel is waiting to go in for surgery today! Please be praying for him as he has quite a bit of infected bone in his femur. He'll need wound dressings for a good amount of time afterwards, which can sometimes be painful, so please keep him in your prayers!
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