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Meshack from Kenya on Yesterday
Oh our poor friend Meshack! We seem to catch him at the end of clinics which means we don’t get to spend much time together to become better friends. Our poor guy wasn’t so sure of us when we saw him today, and although we’re not a doctor, we wonder if he fears them and thinks that we ARE them. Meshack is going to need another surgery soon, so please be praying God prepares his little heart for MORE doctors (if that’s what he’s afraid of)!
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Shantel from Kenya on Yesterday
“I am not very happy today because my baby has been hungry the whole day and isn’t going to have any procedure. I was hoping that she would at least go into theatre today so we might go home tomorrow,” Shantel’s mum told us. Shantel had to stay without eating the whole day as is a requirement before going into OR but ended up not having the procedure. Since there are spine surgeries happening this week, it's hard to predict for sure when a procedure will end. That's how Shantel ended up not going into the OR today. Hopefully it will be done tomorrow. Shantel cried herself to sleep because she was hungry so we didn't want to wake her up. Please be praying for patience in the waiting and that she will be able to have her procedure tomorrow!
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Anita from Kenya on Yesterday
It's Wednesday, day three of our encounter with Anita at CURE! She is now out of bed and visiting every child in her cube while playing with a balloon. One thing we have come to know about Anita is that she is shy when she meets new faces, but now that she is familiar with us, she is friendly and talkative! She will remain in the hospital until Friday when she will go for a dressing change and we will continue to update you. Keep on praying for this girl!
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Xavier from Kenya on Yesterday
Xavier is one funny boy! He smiles often and his smile is precious. This morning he was very happy when we visited him in the ward, he demanded that we take a photo and requested to see it! He spent a calm night and is on review by Dr Robert for asthma treatment. He commented that Xavier is responding well and can proceed for surgery soon. He is scheduled to undergo a left hip soft tissue release + long leg cast tomorrow - let’s pray for a successful surgery and recovery!
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Collet from Uganda on Yesterday
“I thank God that the surgery went well. If anything is to happen, it will not be because of poor treatment because she is back to normal and is eating normally. She has been talking about her brothers and sisters, mostly about her brother Felix. She asked how they are and also told me that Felix teases her,” said Jacob. Back at home, her brothers and sisters are excited that the surgery was successful. Jacob says that Collet’s sister Sharon said Collet would have died if she was not taken to CURE Hospital and she is thankful to God that they came early. Jacob says that his experience at CURE Hospital has been good and that he plans to tell as many people as possible about the good work being done here! Collet was transferred from ICU back to the general ward and Jacob spent some time playing with her. We thank God for your prayers and for a successful surgery!
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Rehemet from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Sweet Rehemet was having a great time playing with our Storyteller, Betty. Unfortunately it was determined that she's not fit to have her operation today. Our pediatrician would like her to have a month or two of nutritional care locally before we operate so that her body is strong and can heal better. She will be staying at a local home until then. We look forward to seeing her again real soon!
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Gift from Zambia on Yesterday
Gift went home on the 20th of December 2017. His caregiver Jenipher was taught on how to treat his sores. He was supposed to come back on the 8th of January 2018 for a checkup but hasn’t been back quite yet. We hope to see him soon!
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Andrew from Zambia on Yesterday
So today Andrew was in a joyful mood, as he played with his friends in the ward early in the morning! However, his playtime was short lived, for he had to go for surgery this morning. His surgery was rescheduled to today because yesterday there was a complication with a patient who was scheduled before him. Our doctors have removed a bone from his right foot to create room to straighten his foot and we're happy to say that the surgery went very well! We wish him a quick recovery and we urge everyone to continue praying for him!
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Bulko from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Bulko is doing great! Her wound is healing well but she still needs medication for her bone to become stronger. She will start on calcium and phosphorus, and we will see her in three months for another check-up!
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Dersolegn from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Dersolegn came in for a check up and he's ready to have his 8 plates removed. We'll see him back here on Sunday for admission!
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Eden from Ethiopia on Yesterday
Eden came in for follow up clinic and she's looking pretty cheery! She's doing really well. Her condition can reoccur but we don't see any sign of it and will see her back next year to check. We're glad to see Eden is happy about her healing!
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Awab from Uganda on Yesterday
“Today we are going home,” said Rasha. “Going to Kampala and wait to make sure baby is good,” said Adam. They will spend some time in Kampala with Adam’s brother to make sure Awab is okay before traveling back to South Sudan. We will see them in Kampala at the end of March for a check up. Please be praying for Awab to recover well from his two operations.
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Viola from Uganda on Yesterday
“She was not feeding well and then she was not breathing well so they brought her here,” said Namubiru. “Viola was transferred back here after having respiratory destress,” said Dr. Micheal, he added. “We just wanted to be safe.” Last night at 10pm Viola was transferred back to the ICU, and today electrolytes, a complete blood count, a CSF tap and analysis were done. She also continues to be on two antibiotics. Dr. Micheal says they are winning the war against her sepsis infection and he is seeing improvement in her however, “Long term we really need to send her to the heart center.”

“(Pray) for Viola to improve and never be back on oxygen. Pray for me to have strength and courage,” said Namubiru.

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John Harold from the Philippines on Yesterday
John Harold was without his wingman Emmanuel today, who preferred to rest in the ward while John Harold ventured out. We’re sad to report that he had a rough night, struggling with some pain and some tears. But, he seems to have rebounded today, playing with Maricris’ cell phone in the playroom. He’ll get to venture even further tomorrow after he’s discharged and gets to head home!
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Jesson from the Philippines on Yesterday
“Going home soon” turned into “Going home today!” for Jesson. When we arrived this morning, he had already hit the road! His recovery yesterday was ahead of schedule, so we were able to discharge him late in the afternoon. Even though he’s no longer here at CURE, we welcome you to continue praying for our little cutie until we see him again in a few weeks.

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