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“Little Frank was born with clubfoot. I brought him here at CURE after being referred to by the hospital where he was born. He was only three days old then. I was told to go back home and wait until he grows a little more. He is now two months ol… Read more
“Little Frank was born with clubfoot. I brought him here at CURE after being referred to by the hospital where he was born. He was only three days old then. I was told to go back home and wait until he grows a little more. He is now two months old and that’s why am here at CURE. I believe my son will be fine because one of his uncles from my husband’s side was also born with the disability and he got treated here at CURE. He is now able to wear shoes and walk very well. I am very confident enough that my son will be well again just like his uncle. I so much like how I was welcomed here at CURE. The welcome itself was so encouraging to me,” says Mercy, Frank’s mother.
"I'm not using the chitenge (African fabric) to hold Frank on my back because he keeps standing up in it!" Mercy says while Sungi, who works upstairs and was passing by and helped to strap him in. Frank came in for a checkup today and is doing well! Mercy says, "I'm happy. His foot is much better than it was before. I would encourage those who are helping to pay for Frank's treatment to continue to do so for other children so they can have the same help. All I can say is thank you."
Frank and Mercy were back again today! Here she is outside soaking the cast off his foot in some warm water. His foot is looking good and now he's in the braces stage of treatment where he has to wear special boots every day for several months and will eventually switch to only wearing them at night until he reaches the age of five. We'll see him again next week when he comes in for a quick checkup!
Ooops! Last week we missed that Frank ended up having his tenotomy! A tenotomy is a small surgery under local anesthesia where one of our doctors cut and make a little nick in the back of the heel to lengthen the Achilles tendon. This means he won't be back until next week, when he will have his casts off and be fitted with braces. Please continue praying for him and Mercy!
Mercy's doing well and is back with Frank! We caught her talking to one of our two clubfoot counselors who come to the hospital every Thursday to counsel the moms of our clubfoot babies! Frank is doing well and will be back next week for another cast.
Our adorable buddy Frank is back and was very content while one of the physiotherapy students rated his feet to see how his clubfoot is improving! He's still on the casting stage and will be back next week!
Frank and Mercy are back! Frank had his casting done and was pretty well behaved and quiet, some babies cry a lot when they get the strange feeling of casting! Physio Janet and Francis made sure his casting was done well.
Meet Frank and his mother Mercy! Frank has clubfoot on his right foot which is going to be treated with ponseti, a method of casting over the course of several weeks which will slowly turn the baby's foot straight. We first met him on Thursday and look forward to seeing him for a second cast this upcoming Thursday! Please be praying for him and his mom!
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