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"He can do everything, we just want him to be presentable" said Soumana's brother Oumarou with all seriousness. Djibo is a five year old that leads a normal Fulani life except for the fact that he has knocked knees. He was born with the condition, … Read more
"He can do everything, we just want him to be presentable" said Soumana's brother Oumarou with all seriousness. Djibo is a five year old that leads a normal Fulani life except for the fact that he has knocked knees. He was born with the condition, but since he was not born in a hospital and his family had never seen anything like it, they did not look for help. He does all of his duties with this condition. Everyday he is expected to go out into the wilderness with kids his age to herd the family cattle. Life went on this way, until a new family moved to their village. The family had a boy that had had a condition that was treated at CURE Niger. They told Djibo's family that this is a curable condition. Djibo then came here to CURE Niger, and we are so happy for him to begin his healing journey!
Djibo is back for his doctor appointment! When he went in to see the doctor he was able to see that Djibo could walk, but then he noticed that he was not walking well so the plan is to check and see about a pin removal the next time he comes back for an appointment.
Djibo got the pins taken out of his leg and is now getting ready to be discharged! We're bummed our time with him was so short, but we're pumped to see how he's progressed at his next follow up in a few weeks. Please pray for him as he goes home that all the healing goes as planned!
Djibo is back! He will be getting a pin out of his leg today. He says that everything is well and he is excited to get the pin out because it feels weird when he stands. Please pray for him as he gets it removed that everything will go well!
Djibo came in today for a doctors appointment! The doctors got him an x-ray and when it came back they saw that one of the pins in his leg had bent. Luckily, the bone is healed well and can support itself bent pin or no. The doctors were able to remove the bent pin rather easily and our little man is on his way again!
Our physical therapy team hooked Djibo up with a walker and he was practicing around the hospital today! Once he got the hang of it, the doctors told him that he's been cleared and can go home! It's an understatement to say that today was a good day. He'll be back in a few weeks to check up on how leg number two is healing up. Please be praying with us that it goes just as drama free as leg number one!
Djbo is now resting. He is a bit tired, but everything is well. He said his leg hurts a bit, but not too much that he needs attention. We are glad that everything is fine. Please keep him in your prayers so that nothing happens that will complicate his healing process.
Djibo was in surgery today and everything went well. The doctors did the same thing to his leg as they had done to the previous one, a procedure called guided growth which helps correct the growth of his leg. Please keep Djibo in your prayers as he recovers!
Djibo is back! He is done with his right leg and is now ready to start treatment on his left leg. We are happy to see him and are pumped for him to start phase two. Pray as when he goes into surgery that everything will go well and that recovery will be smooth!
Djibo managed to get himself discharged over the holidays and is working on growing back his new, straight bones! We've been missing him, but he has a follow up appointment coming up in a bit and we can't wait to see him again!
Djibo had his surgery today. Knocked knees is often from lack of vitamin D, also known as Rickets. Everything went well, the surgical team performed a procedure called "guided growth", where they chip part of the bone so they can guide how it grows. Pray for him as he recovers.
Djibo is here at CURE Niger. We are so glad he is here! Even though he only speaks Fulani he understands "Photo". He believes pictures are meant to be serious hence his straight face. Pray for him as he heads into surgery!
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