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Divine from Uganda on Yesterday
“Two days to go, then we are done,” said Peter to Noreen. Devine has two more days on her two week antibiotic regiment then they will be one step closer to going home. “She is okay. She is improving. I feel good because she is now okay,” said Noreen. Both Devine and Noreen are improving and seem to have high spirits. Please keep them in your prayers that they will soon be able to go home.
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Nathan from Uganda on Yesterday
“Nathan is here awaiting surgery,” said Sarah. Nathan has had a CT-scan done and his cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tested. He is now awaiting surgery, and he will most likely go into surgery this week. This morning Nathan and Sarah sat on their bed at the ward with Sarah’s Bible next to them. “I have to read, He is the one who will rescue us, our questions are answered in the Bible,” said Sarah. Over the weekend she was reading from the New Testament. “Paul was telling the Thessalonians' God loves you. I was like Nathan God loves you I transferred it to Nathan,” said Sarah.
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Fahima from Malawi on 4 days ago
Fahima is being a bit shy today- no smiles or thumbs up. We're loving her sweet shy face! She seems a lot better than yesterday when she was still recovering from her operation, though!
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Ketrina from Malawi on 4 days ago
Ketrina is going home! We're gonna miss her sweet smile and giggles so much! Because she lives so far away, we'll just see her at her local clinic in Dedza in 2018. We don't have the date yet for when our doctors are going, but we'll try to remember to update you!
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Masresha from Ethiopia on 4 days ago
Masresha got her Ankle Foot Orthosis(AFO) today. She will wear it for the coming three months, and we will see her progress when she returns for her check-up.
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Joshua from Uganda on Nov 17, 2017
“Thank you,” said Joshua to Dr. Justin who performed his surgery. Thank you is one of the few phrases Joshua knows in English. Each day he tries out his English at the hospital. Joshua is still recovering and taking it easy, but he has had many guests visit him at bed. Debbie and Nurse Ruth played catch with Joshua, and Moses came by with a bell rattle. Gloria has been reading his bible as he lays in bed which is an encouragement to both of them. Another encouragement was that he got a get-well message today, which Debbie read to them. Please continue to pray for Joshua that his back will heal well and for his pain to reduce.
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Doreen from Malawi on Nov 17, 2017
Doreen came back for another physiotherapy session. She's doing well, but she's just a bit hesitant to bend her right knee. Patrick encouraged her to work on it some more until we see her again in two weeks.
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Divine from Uganda on Nov 17, 2017
Yesterday we had some concerns about who would come to CURE and give a helping hand to Noreen. We thank God that her sister-in-law was able to come to the hospital to help Noreen. “I am really relieved that I have a helper. The wound where I was operated got an infection last night and I am not well so having a helper is really good,” Noren said. Our doctors have a plan to treat Noreen’s infection. As for Divine, she was discharged from ICU and spent a good calm night in the ward. Please continue to support and pray for them!
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Nathan from Uganda on Nov 17, 2017
“I am praying for general healing of Nathan from head to toe. He has had many injections all over his body and I want that to end,” said Sarah. When Sarah left CURE Hospital after her first discharge she found a warm welcome at home. Her neighbors have been visiting Nathan and are very supportive. Although they didn’t know about hydrocephalus, Sarah has been educating them about it. Nathan once lost a lot of weight and Sarah says she lost hope thinking that she was going to lose him, but her husband was very supportive. About her husband, Sarah said, “He has been very courageous and when he notices that I am feeling sad he encourages me and tells me that the baby will be fine.” Ever since she was discharged, Sarah has been monitoring Nathan’s head circumference. However, last week she noticed that it had increased so she didn’t waste anytime to come back to CURE Hospital.
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Nathan from Uganda on Nov 17, 2017
“I am praying for general healing of Nathan from head to toe. He has had many injections all over his body and I want that to end”, said Sarah. When Sarah left CURE Hospital after her first discharge she found a warm welcome at home. Her neighbors have been visiting Nathan and are very supportive. Although they didn’t know about hydrocephalus, Sarah has been educating them about it. Nathan once lost a lot of weight and Sarah said she lost hope thinking that she was going to lose him but her husband was very supportive. About her husband, Sarah said, “He has been very courageous and when he notices that I am feeling sad he encourages me and tells me that the baby will be fine.” Ever since she was discharged, Sarah has been monitoring Nathan’s head circumference. However, last week she noticed that it had increased so she didn’t waste anytime to come back to CURE Hospital.
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Martha from Kenya on Nov 17, 2017
Martha is doing well! We saw her this week during mobile clinic. She came to our clinic accompanied by a social worker who stayed with her at a children’s home. She was taken to the children’s home about two months ago so that she would receive proper care as no one at home was able to do this. Martha was also in the company of one of the girls who live at the children’s home. We will see Martha again soon, and we pray that she will have made more progress in terms of healing.
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Loveness from Malawi on Nov 17, 2017
Loveness had a very long and complicated operation yesterday, and was in a lot of pain last night but seems a bit better now. First off, Dr. James released a nerve that would be too tight and cause a foot drop once her leg is straightened. Then, he cut the tibia which will be the part of the leg they will lengthen with the frame. As it is, her leg is too short. Then, he did a major operation on her knee to cut and fuse it straight. Unfortunately, since it's post infection, the best that we can do is get it straight, it won't be able to bend again. The frame is to hold everything in place while the bones heal, and will also slowly lengthen her lower leg so both legs are the same length. Please be praying for her as she'll have the frame on for a couple months at least!
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Lemaiyan from Kenya on Nov 17, 2017
One thing that is unique and amazing about Lemaiyan is that he is ever cheerful in good and in bad times like now that he has undergone for surgery. We thought that we will find him in a bad mood, but he was more cheerful than yesterday. This sweet boy is an example to us that despite all the challenges we face/encounter, we should always expose a cheerful heart for what is in our heart it will always come out. If we sow seed of happiness inwardly it will always come out. His cheerfulness reminded me of a verse in Proverbs 17:22, which states that “a cheerful heart is a good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bone.” As we continue to pray for this handsome boy, lets derive an example from him that if we plant a seed of happiness, hope, success and love, it will come back to us. For this is the law of nature. Blessings!
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Francis from Malawi on Nov 17, 2017
We've been seeing a lot of the Bruno brothers' dad, Gabriel, around the physiotherapy department. Fun story, he's a shoemaker and we've decided to ask him to start making shoe raises for our patients who need them. Queens Hospital, where we usually refer patients, is constantly running out of materials to make them. That means that recently we've been sending patients to 500 Miles in Lilongwe, which is about an over five hour journey, and it costs 10,000 Kwacha (about $14 but that's a lot if you're living on a dollar a day)! Having Mr. Bruno make them will cost us about 1500K ($2). Currently, he's filling out paperwork, and then will need to get approved by our accounts team to get everything working. This will be a good deal for both his family and CURE Hospital, as it's been getting more and more difficult to send patients to Lilongwe and get them shoe raises!
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Matthew from the Philippines on Nov 17, 2017
"We haven't been back since Matthew got discharged," Mercedita told us. That doesn't look like things has changed with Matthew's personality, though. He's still quite a character, which encourages other patients. He just so happened to meet another CUREkid at clinic, who was in the ward the same time as him. He spent some time catching up with an old friend and encouraging him on his healing process. For now, Matthew is all well, and no further action is needed. He is getting around just fine and we'll keep track of him as he grows. Thank you for praying for him!
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