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“It started when she fell playing with her friends. I came home from work and the mothers in the community told me she had broken her leg. I took her to the hospital and they confirmed she had broken the bone. It wasn’t until later that we foun… Read more
“It started when she fell playing with her friends. I came home from work and the mothers in the community told me she had broken her leg. I took her to the hospital and they confirmed she had broken the bone. It wasn’t until later that we found out the bone was infected,” said Deborah’s mom, Atupele, as she told us Deborah’s story as they patiently waited for her to go into surgery.
“We came here in 2015 for surgery and the doctors removed the infected bone. When being discharged, the doctors told me if we had any problems to come back immediately.” Atupele continued, “Everything was healing well, until the last few months. There was puss coming out of her wound and I knew that wasn’t good from being here the last time. She wasn’t in any pain, but I decided to bring her back to CURE in case. They took an x-ray and saw that the bone was infected again, so they will be operating on her today.”
“My impressions of CURE are really good. They have assisted us much better than our local hospitals. People in my community didn’t understand why I was bringing Deborah back for such a small problem, but I had trust in CURE and knew I could not leave her like this,” Atupele shared.
“After her last surgery, the physio team worked with her and gave her crutches. She has been walking properly ever since. I know when they remove the infected bone this time, she will be walking properly again. I pray that Deborah gets well soon and that there shouldn’t be any more problems with this same bone, that we should rebuke that spirit if it comes, in the name of Jesus!”
"She is not having anymore pain, so now we are just waiting for the wound to heal!" Deborah's mom, Atupele, said with a big smile. Deborah says she has been hanging out with her friends from school lately because they live close by. She enjoys playing games and watching cartoons with her friends, and even though Deborah is not staying at the hospital, she reads in English every day. We love our sweet Deborah and are so glad she is pain free! Atupele asks for prayers that her wound keeps healing and doesn't get infected!
Deborah is back today for another dressing change! Today she told us she has a favorite game on her mom's phone where she races around collecting coins and boosters along the way. We watched her play for ten straight minutes without missing one coin! Her mom says, "She LOVES this game and is really good! Better than me!" We all laughed, but Deborah was in the zone! Deborah says she's "competitive, but still nice" with the sweetest smile on her face. We plan on seeing her again next week, thank you for all your prayers!
Deborah popped into the hospital for a wound inspection with her mom. Since she lives in the area, she'll be coming in and out a few more times for dressing changes and wound inspections before she is readmitted for another operation! She says she has loved being home playing games and watching cartoons with her sisters, but does really enjoy coming into the hospital. We always love seeing this sweet face! Thanks for your prayers for Deborah!
Unfortunately, we missed Deborah's discharge! She was suppose to have another surgery this week, but because of the holiday in Malawi this weekend (Mother's Day) and having doctors out, Deborah has been rescheduled, since she lives in the area. She is doing really well, and chose to go home and come back in two weeks. We plan to see her again on October 30th. Please continue to keep her in your prayers while she is away!
The doctors say Deborah will be having another operation next week because her wound is not healing as well as they had hoped. They will first need to place an order for a pint of blood and later take a skin graft. Deborah is in a lot of pain, but remaining strong! This morning we joined her while she was watching cartoons. "Tom and Jerry is my favorite! I LOVE Jerry!" Deborah told us. She wishes her sisters Purity and Charity could be here to watch Tom and Jerry with her. Deborah speaks great English and told us her favorite colors are purple and white because she has a checkered dress in those colors. Storyteller Alexis also read a book with her in English. Deborah read one page and Alexis the other. Deborah did an amazing job, especially with the really challenging English words! Please keep Deborah and her upcoming procedures in your prayers and that her pain would go away this weekend!
Deborah's surgery went well yesterday! The doctors removed all the infected bone, but want to do another X-ray just to make sure. She will continue wound dressings and will be reviewed tomorrow! Please pray for Deborah's smooth recovery and that all her infected bone is gone!
Meet Deborah! She's just come in with her mom, Atupele, and hugs are very important in their family! Deborah also has two older twin sisters, Purity and Charity, and they all love to play games and watch cartoons. We caught Deborah snuggled up in her mom's arms before heading into surgery today. Please keep her and her mom in your prayers during this time!
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