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Ousseina is a 5-year-old girl who was born with congenital syndactyly on both hands, which means that Ousseina's fingers––the little finger, the ring finger and the middle finger––are joined together since birth. She has a twin sister named… Read more
Ousseina is a 5-year-old girl who was born with congenital syndactyly on both hands, which means that Ousseina's fingers––the little finger, the ring finger and the middle finger––are joined together since birth. She has a twin sister named Hassana with the same deformity. When the twins were born, their parents were very happy to have them. "Even when they noticed the deformity, they learned to thank God for for their babies as they trust Him for their lives" shares Maria, the twins' grandmother.
Ousseina's parents learned about CURE through a relative who was on CURE Niger’s mobile clinic a long time ago. Through financial contributions of friends and relatives, Ousseina's parents were able to pay the transportation to Ousseina and her twin sister to CURE Niger. They are accompanied by their grandmother––Maria.
Maria says that she was very pleased with the warm welcome she received from our hospital when she first arrived. She prays that her granddaughters' operation will be a success.
Ousseina had her second operation today! Similar to her first operation, it was to separate her fingers. We've done just one finger separation at a time in order to allow Ousseina the best healing possible! She's now two for two!
Ousseina is making very good progress. Check out that separated finger! This morning we saw her at the guesthouse playing with her friends. And as you can see, the wounds on her fingers are healing well. Let us pray that God will continue to perfect her healing.
Ousseina is in great shape as you can seee! She has been very busy every time we meet her: if she is not playing with the other patients, she is baby sitting patients at the guesthouse. Ousseina is waiting for her turn in the bandage room to have her wounds cleaned!
Ousseina received a bandage change this morning and according to the nurse, Ousseina is making good progress! Right after the dressing, Georgiana, the art therapist, took her and the other patients from the guesthouse to an art therapy session where she had a lot of fun!
Ousseina and her twin sister are always energetic and love to have a lot of their pictures taken. Whenever we go to the ward, they keep screaming and asking for more pictures. They love to confuse us with their names and almost never answer to their corresponding names when we call them. They are so silly yet we are glad to have them at our guesthouse and bring joy to other kids!
Ousseina continues her healing journey at our guesthouse and she has been enjoying it so far. It was very fun for Ousseina to do arts and crafts and mold clay to many different objects that represent her village!
Ousseina has recovered well from her surgery. This morning, we caught her in the bandage room, patiently waiting for the nurse to meet her. The doctor is so satisfied with Ousseina's healing progress that he decided to release her back to the guesthouse where she will continue with her healing process.
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