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Amatoulaye's family believes that her cleft lip was ordained by God, but they struggle to understand why. When Amatoulaye was born, they were initially shocked to see her lip split. Thankfully there was a nurse at the local medical clinic that assu… Read more
Amatoulaye's family believes that her cleft lip was ordained by God, but they struggle to understand why. When Amatoulaye was born, they were initially shocked to see her lip split. Thankfully there was a nurse at the local medical clinic that assured Amatoulaye's family that cleft lip was a very treatable condition, but that Amatoulaye would need to grow and gain some weight before she got her surgery. In the years since then, Amatoulaye's family have done their best to love and shelter Amatoulaye as they are painfully aware of how those with disabilities are treated in Niger. Now the time has finally come and they have made their way to us here at CURE Niger where Amatoulaye will finally get the surgery she needs to heal her lip. Amatoulaye's family still doesn't understand why God gave them, out of all the family's in their village, a child with a cleft lip, but they are simply thankful to God for providing a way to get her treated!
Amatoulaye is back! She's healed up incredibly well from her cleft lip surgery and we're now looking forward to her cleft palate surgery. Unfortunately, she's a little under the weather at the moment so we've given her some medicine and she'll be staying in our guesthouse as she heals up and becomes healthy enough for her next surgery!
So Amatoulaye wasn't able to arrange transportation until today so she's still here and leaving tonight. We were completely ok getting a little more time with this little angel. One of her friends from the guesthouse is going in for surgery so she spent the morning visiting his mother in the ward!
After having the weekend to heal up, Amatoulaye is looking great and her mom says she's doing great as well! If you look closely, you can see the stitches in her lip and that liquid is a disinfectant that gets applied every other day in order to keep her lip clean and infection free as she heals up! The doctor checked in on Amatoulaye this morning and said she's healed up enough to be discharged! She'll still have regular cleanings so we'll still be seeing her around!
Our little lady has got her surgery! She went in early this morning and the doctors successfully closed her lip. She'll be in a little pain here for a bit, but we can wait to see her beautiful face when she's all healed up!
Amatoulaye has been admitted to the ward and we can't get over how cute her face is! We also can't wait to see if with that cleft lip healed! Will you join us in welcoming Amatoulaye to CURE and praying for her while she's here with us?
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