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“I tried to convince my family and relatives that Estere needs to get treatment from a hospital in big town, but no one supported my idea. It was so discouraging and I thought my daughter will never receive healing.” Estere’s father Anthony t… Read more
“I tried to convince my family and relatives that Estere needs to get treatment from a hospital in big town, but no one supported my idea. It was so discouraging and I thought my daughter will never receive healing.” Estere’s father Anthony told us.
A while back, Estere was accidentally pushed while playing with her friends and fell on her right arm, breaking her elbow. Her parents initially took her to a local hospital, but they were told nothing could be done for her. “I was so painful to see my daughter having sleepless nights due to the pain. She even dropped out of school because she was in so much pain." Anthony remembers.
With the disabling pain from her deformity, Estere cannot do much to help at home. A few months ago, Antony was sick of listening to his relatives and made the trip to the hospital in the nearest town to their home. He explained Estere's problem to the doctors there and thankfully they were able to refer Anthony here to us at CURE Malawi. Estere and Anthony have now arrived at our hospital where Estere will get the surgery she needs to treat her elbow, remove the pain, and get back to her life!
Estere left us here at CURE Malawi to go home over the weekend! Our doctors plan to see her again at our mobile clinic near her home in June! Please continue to keep Estere in your prayers while she's away from us, and pray for her local doctors as they monitor Estere over the next few months before she's revisited by our CURE doctors for the next steps!
Estere went into the operating room for an investigative procedure. What the doctors did was give her an injection in her elbow and then used a mobile x-ray machine, called a c-arm (which you can see in the photo), to get a better idea of just what is going on in her elbow. The fluid in the injection is visible on the x-ray and helped the doctors see the different mechanisms at work in Estere's arm. Unfortunately, the results were not those we had been hoping for, meaning she can't have her surgery immediately. Our doctors have taken careful notes on how her arm is now and they're going to be discharging her. She'll need to come back in six months when we'll take another look at her arm and the changes that happen between now and then will dictate how we move forward. It's not a nice, clean path forward, but our doctors assure us it's the best path in order for Estere to have the best future possible! Please be praying for both Estere and our doctors over these next few months as we all work on this together!
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