Asiyatu

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  • Age15
  • Conditionan infection
  • Next Appointment 11/01/2018
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Asiyatu's Story

“The chronic wound that has affected my right humerus has made my life very miserable. I am not able to go to school and am very far behind my friends who I started school with. It makes me sad to think about my future.”

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“The chronic wound that has affected my right humerus has made my life very miserable. I am not able to go to school and am very far behind my friends who I started school with. It makes me sad to think about my future.”

Asiyatu is a 14 year old girl with chronic osteomyelitis, a bone infection which has been persisting for three years. CURE doctors will cut out the dead bone, which will hopefully stop the pain and help the infection to clear up. Please be praying for her as osteomyelitis can be persistent!

“I was born healthy but one day heard a strange sound in my arm as I went to fetch water. I did not take it seriously because I felt no pain at all. However, just after a day my humerus was in pain and my whole hand became swollen. My mother took me to our nearest hospital, which upon examination said there was nothing wrong and I was just kept in the hospital on painkillers. It was the hardest moment in my life because I have never been admitted to a hospital before. It got even worse when I thought of school. All in all, though, I was happy that God has blessed me with good friends who visited me in the hospital just to cheer me up. Some of them even gave me some money to buy what I want. My stay in the local hospital didn’t make a big difference on my wound though. Luckily, I met CURE doctors whom upon seeing me, gave me a date to come here to CURE,” Asiyatu explained.

Her mother Agatha has brought Asiyatu to CURE, “It has not been easy to come here with my daughter because I am a single mother, and am not employed. I don’t have anyone else to help me with transport. I had to work very hard for other people so I could get money to travel here, but I am happy that I am here at CURE and I believe it will be the end of my daughter’s problem. May God keep blessing the hospital for the good work it is doing.”

Asiyatu says, “I have trust and confidence that I will do better here at CURE because the doctors are so loving and caring, and most of all, the hospital is a God fearing one. I so much enjoy the time we spend in the playroom. It is so beautiful.”
Please join us in supporting and praying for Asiyatu and Agatha as Asiyatu has surgery and fights this bone infection!

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Aug 10, 2018

Asiyatu is being discharged home today! Jarson from the Spiritual Department gave her a Bible to read as well as some fun things like a coloring book and crayons for her to enjoy at home! She told us,

"When they did the dressings this morning they gave me an injection and I was fine, but now the medicine is wearing off so it hurts a bit. I'm happy to go home. I'll chat with my friends and tell them, 'I had friends at the hospital, and there were azungus (white people or foreigners) there and I chatted with them just like I chat with you!' My friends are Maria, Fatima, Sarah, Hadija, Ellen... They just wonder what happened to my arm and I tell them. You can pray that I'll have a safe trip home, that I'll have fun with my friends and for my friends in the hospital, that God will visit them so they can get well and go home too. In my time here I've learned that Jesus is the Son of God and that he heals us, and that he has given us life for free... even though we haven't given Him anything!" Photo of Asiyatu

Aug 09, 2018

We brought Asiyatu her get-well messages yesterday! She says, "I'm very thankful for their prayers and I'm very happy. I'm having some pain in my hips and and a sore throat, so you can pray that I'll get better. You can also pray that God blesses my family and that they're okay." Photo of Asiyatu

Aug 07, 2018

Asiyatu is doing really well after her operation yesterday! Unfortunately we had a super hectic day and didn't get a chance to go in and photograph her operation, but she tells us, "I'm feeling a lot better now, I had a lot of pain before the surgery." Please pray for her as they will most likely start wound dressings tomorrow, which can sometimes be painful! Photo of Asiyatu

Aug 06, 2018

Asiyatu has been readmitted for another operation to get more infected bone removed from her arm! She's going in for surgery today and was already in a daze from the medication when we spoke to her. She mumbled, "I do whatever the doctors have decided...." Her mom was a bit more coherent and says, "I need prayer for Asiyatu as she goes to theater. There's no mom in the operating room, there's no dad there, so I'm relying on Jesus." Photo of Asiyatu

Mar 22, 2018

Asiyatu was discharged home while we were out yesterday on a home visit to our friends Ishmael and Rahim! She's doing well and will be having daily dressings at Mangochi Hospital near where she lives, and we'll see her at her local clinic there. Please be praying for continued healing! Photo of Asiyatu

Mar 19, 2018

Asiyatu was having a grand time today - she was mistakenly calling me (Storyteller Avanell) Aisha, but we corrected her and now she's calling, "Avaneh!" which is the way most Malawians pronounce my name, asking me to come over and photograph her. She was having a lot of fun outside today with the team from Woodman Valley Chapel! Photo of Asiyatu

Mar 16, 2018

Asiyatu has been getting out of the septic bay and around the ward and was playing bao with Kelvin! Jamila was watching, so they decided to get in the photograph together. Please be praying for her as she keeps having wound dressings! Photo of Asiyatu

Mar 14, 2018

We brought Asiyatu your get-well messages for the first time yesterday! She says, "Thanks a lot for the prayer, I really appreciate it. Please keep praying for me till I get better!" Thank you for encouraging and bringing hope to Asiyatu! Photo of Asiyatu

Mar 12, 2018

Asiyatu is doing well today and doesn't seem to feel any pain at all! We don't know her that well since she's back in the septic bay most of the time, so we aren't allowed to see her a lot, but her face lit up when we came by to say hi! She was enjoying her tea and toast, a favorite Malawian pastime! Photo of Asiyatu

Mar 08, 2018

Asiyatu had her surgery yesterday and is recovering well today! Dr. Saf opened up her arm and removed the chunk of dead, infected bone and then cleaned everything out really well! She'll start having daily wound dressings tomorrow. With osteomyelitis cases, the wound is left open to dress the bone and encourage healing from the inside out. Unfortunately this can sometimes be painful, but Asiyatu says that her arm hurts a lot less now, so that's a good sign! Please be praying her arm keeps getting better and her body is able to fight off the infection now! Photo of Asiyatu

Mar 06, 2018

Meet Asiyatu! She has pretty bad osteomyelitis (bone infection) in her right arm and has had it for about three years now. She'll be having surgery tomorrow to clear the dead bone and gunk out which will hopefully help the infection clear up and go away! Please be praying for her! Photo of Asiyatu

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