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“When Mwayiwawo was born, my thoughts were as simple as, ‘this is how God created him to be,’” Prisca, Mwayiwawo’s mom, shared about her son. This is the first time they have come to our CURE Malawi hospital, and though very nervous, they… Read more
“When Mwayiwawo was born, my thoughts were as simple as, ‘this is how God created him to be,’” Prisca, Mwayiwawo’s mom, shared about her son. This is the first time they have come to our CURE Malawi hospital, and though very nervous, they are excited to be here.
“When we first went to our local hospital they told me to come back in a month. When I came back in a month, they told me to come back in five months, and when I came back in five months, they said to come in a year. After arriving back in a year, the doctors from Beit CURE were there and they gave us an admission sheet to come to the hospital.”
Mwayiwawo has just arrived to our hospital this week with bilateral radial clubhand. The doctors reviewed his X-rays and saw that he is missing his radial bone in both of his forearms. They will be creating a plan for Mwayiwawo, and are very excited for his surgery in the operating room this week.
Prisca told us that Mwayiwawo crawls abnormally. Even with his deformed hands, he pushes himself across the floor, since it’s easier to scoot than it is to put all the weight on his arms. “He can only walk two to three steps since his is still little. As of now, he can hold things in his hands firmly, but he is too young to write, so coming here, we hope that his hands will be fixed before he gets to that point.”
Prisca asks for prayers for Mwayiwawo’s operations here at CURE Malawi and for his future education. The surgeons will be first operating on his right hand and later on his left. Please join us in keeping Mwayiwawo and Prisca in your prayers during there time here at CURE Malawi!
Mwayiwawo was SO happy to hear he's going home today! He had a wound inspection this morning and the doctors said everything is looking great! They have discharged him and plan to see Mwayiwawo again at the Lilongwe clinic in July where they will plan for him to come back to the hospital to operate on his left hand. Thanks for keeping up with Mwayiwawo during his time here at our CURE Malawi hospital. Please continue to keep him in your prayers as his right hand heals and as he journeys back home with his mom!
Mwayiwawo is funny again today and feeling much better after his surgery! It's been hard for his mom to get through the past two days, but we took a deep breath with her, exhaling with a smile as Mwayiwawo giggled. He loved playing with Storyteller Alexis' camera and making sure the strap was wrapped properly around his neck, along with using his mom's phone to pretend to call people around the kid's ward. His favorite word is "doooo," and he appreciates when people pucker their lips and repeat that same word back to him! This little guy is too funny! The doctors sent Mwayiwawo for a wound inspection this morning and will be creating a plan for Mwayiwawo's left hand on Monday. They will also being creating a splint for his right hand to help his healing progress. Thank you for you love, support and prayers during Mwayiwawo's time here at CURE Malawi!
Mwayiwawo went into his first operation yesterday. His mom was really worried, but everything turned out just fine! Our surgeons placed two wires through his pointer finger and middle finger on his right hand. The wires went through his fingers and into his wrist, joining the bones and positioning his hand properly, which is called radialization. The surgeons didn't have to do anything about the missing radius bone in his forearm, as this will give him the stability he needs to use his hands correctly. Please keep Mwayiwawo in your prayers are he recovers!
Mwayiwawo is such a sweet child, he was especially giggly today! He laughed and tried to mimic every face we made at him - especially the lip movements. He was probably trying to say "you are funny!" from all the baby talk he was giving us today. Please keep him in your prayers as he goes into his first operation this week!
Meet Mwayiwawo! He came in the hospital yesterday with bilateral radial clubhands and is missing the radius bones in both of his forearms. He loves to play soccer even though he does not walk yet. His mom Prisca says he stands, kicks the ball, falls, kicks the ball, scoots, and kicks the ball all day long. He has a seven year old older sister, Loveness, that he loves to play with and is waiting for him back home. We ask that you keep him and his worried mother in your prayers as he heads into his first operation this week.
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