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"Its already different to give birth to twins, but to see one come out with a cleft lip is heartbreaking and to see that it's the boy with the condition is hard," said Nana, Adamou's mother, knowing that it is culturally the responsibility of the f… Read more
"Its already different to give birth to twins, but to see one come out with a cleft lip is heartbreaking and to see that it's the boy with the condition is hard," said Nana, Adamou's mother, knowing that it is culturally the responsibility of the firstborn son to take care of the family as the parents begin to age. Adamou is almost two years old. When he was born, Nana did not know that his cleft lip was curable. When she was leaving the hospital with her new twins, a doctor saw Adamou and told Nana that she could get help at CURE Niger when Adamou was a bit older. Nana was worried that people back at home would make fun of her child or make fun of her for giving birth to a malformed baby. When they got home, everyone in their village already seemed to know about cleft lips and that they were a treatable condition. "It gave me hope because if he grew up like this, only God knows what would happen. He might not have been able to work like others or get married," Nana said with fear behind her eyes. Thankfully, Adamou has finally made it here to us at CURE Niger where our doctors will close up his cleft lip and send him home to rise up to his place in life!
"I don't know if its the lip or what but he's been crying a lot", says Nana. Adamou came in for a bandage change this morning. He was crying until he fell asleep. He woke up when the nurses were cleaning his lip. Pray for Adamou, that he has strength to keep up with this difficult healing process!
Adamou has been cleared to go home today! His aunt came to help them move back home since two babies and all their stuff is a lot for Adamou's mother to move all by herself. They were also given some medication which Adamou will be taking between now and when he comes back to see us next week for his lip cleaning!
It's incredible how fast Adamou has recovered from his surgery! Only one day out and he's already crawling around and playing with his sister Haoua. He's getting regular cleanings and care for his lip and he'll most likely be able to go home soon!
Adamou is here at CURE Niger. He is a fun little guy. He will laugh when you make faces at him but he will just stare at you once you pick him up. He is shy, but will let you love on him up for a few moments. We are glad he is here with us getting ready for his surgery. Please pray that everything goes well.
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