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“When Modesta was a toddler, she used to cry when crawling, so we took her to Fatima Public Hospital were she received treatment until she was two years old. When she was three years, that’s when we saw that her legs bending, but we were tired … Read more
“When Modesta was a toddler, she used to cry when crawling, so we took her to Fatima Public Hospital were she received treatment until she was two years old. When she was three years, that’s when we saw that her legs bending, but we were tired of hospital life, and her mother passed away so we didn’t go back to the hospital. She didn’t walk until she was seven years old,” says Modesta’s grandmother, who is also named Modesta.
Modesta is now 13 years old and has come in with her granny and namesake. Modesta’s family got used to her deformity until a couple weeks ago. “What made us come back to the hospital again is that one day when she was about to have a bath, she fell with basin full of water and broke a bone, so then she was unable to walk so we took her to the same public hospital, were they referred us here.” says Modesta’s granny.
Modesta has a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, otherwise known as brittle bone disease. Her bones fracture extremely easily, and buildup of hairline fractures are what have caused the bowing in her femurs and tibias. When she slipped in the tub, her left femur fractured and that’s when she was admitted to CURE. She was admitted during the holiday slowdown and had surgery last week for the fractured leg, which was an emergency, but now we’re also going to put a rush rod and correct the deformity in her right leg as well.
“We’re thanking CURE International for the warm welcome they gave us when we arrived. They operated on her left leg, this Thursday they will operate on her other leg. I wish I could have come here earlier, I blame the other hospital for not telling us about CURE earlier!” Modesta's grandmother exclaimed.
Modesta has been okayed to go home by the doctors! We need to find a wheelchair for her but after that she'll be headed home. We'll see her again in eight weeks to get a shoe raise, on March 12th. Please be praying for safe travels for her!
Modesta had her operation for her right leg yesterday and now she's recovering in the ward! They rush-rodded both of the bones in her right leg, cutting the bone to straighten it out. Her poor tibia was nearly 'C' shaped and needed two cuts to straighten out. Please be praying for her as she recovers from her surgery!
Meet Modesta! She's already had an operation last week, but she'll have another one on Thursday and we wanted your prayers for her! She has brittle bone disease so came in over the holidays with a serious fracture that needed to be treated while it was still fresh. Now, however, we're going to do another operation to fix the seriously bowed bones in her other leg as well! Please be praying for her!
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