Waiswa

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Waiswa's Story

A few minutes after Waiswa was born his twin brother Kato was born, “I felt very bad when I discovered the children had big heads,” said their grandmother Jane. Both Waiswa and Kato were born with hydrocephalus and the hospital that they were d… Read more

A few minutes after Waiswa was born his twin brother Kato was born, “I felt very bad when I discovered the children had big heads,” said their grandmother Jane. Both Waiswa and Kato were born with hydrocephalus and the hospital that they were delivered at told them to take them both to Mbale to get treatment. At home, the family of Rose and her fiancé Magidu began to fight, blaming the other family for the children being born with large heads. “It’s a curse, that's why they produce a child like that,” recounted Jane of things that were said to Rose. Magidu has been supportive of Rose and the children, they are not married yet, but they are engaged to be married. When Rose and Jane arrived at CURE they felt encouraged and strengthened by seeing the other families in the same situation. Rose hopes Waiswa will become a doctor when he grows up. She has been praying “that God should give them life.”

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Feb 07, 2018

“Since I gave birth I have struggled with God. Most people tell me they (Kato and Waiswa) won’t grow up. How can God give me these children? I served Him for so many years,” shared Rose. When Rose does pray, she prays for help. “I have been praying that God should help me keep the children.”

Rose was kicked out of her home by her husband because of Waiswa and Kato’s conditions. So Rose, Waiswa, and Kato moved into Rose’s parents home. She is unable to work besides farming because she needs to be home with her children. Rose has had trouble saving for the cost of travel round trip from her parents' home to CURE for a check up. Yesterday, Moses from CURE was sent to find Kato and Waiswa due to them not coming for follow up in a year. He searched through a couple of villages, relying on word of mouth to first find her ex-husband's home and then Rose’s families’ home where he found them. He brought Rose, her sister Lydia, Waiswa and Kato back to the hospital.

They spent the night at CURE and this morning they were seen by Dr. Michael. “He is malnourished that is his biggest problem,” said Dr. Michael. Waiswa’s head was with in the normal range, but Michael sent him to get a follow up CT-scan and blood work to make sure his operation was successful. “This is when you thank God for ETV’s,” said Dr. Michael. If Waiswa had a shunt there would be a high probability of infection due to his malnutrition.

Rose has been asked to meet with a CURE social worker who will help her manage the money she gets from farming and help her plan financially to save money for her and her family. She is also being put in contact with a malnutrition clinic to help Waiswa and Kato get to a healthy weight. We know that God has heard Rose's prayers, please join us in continuing to pray for Waiswa and Kato that they will soon get to a healthy weight and for Rose to be able to care for them and have her faith in God renewed. We're thankful to be able to show Rose how much God loves her by serving her and we're thankful for your support and encouragement as well! Photo of Waiswa

May 25, 2017

In January, Waiswa returned for his check up and we saw that his doctors noted that he was feeding well, had no seizures or vomiting and that his wound site had healed beautifully. In March, Waiswa had another follow up, however, he missed that date. There has been several attempts made to call Rose, but unfortunately there has been no answer. Please continue to pray for Waiswa and his twin brother Kato!

Dec 22, 2016

During morning ward rounds Waiswa’s doctors discharged him and his brother Kato! Waiswa is improving, he had a fair night and has no concerns and this has made his mother Rose very happy. Prior to arriving at CURE, Rose was worried that she would not find a hospital that could treat them, but now that they have been treated she is overjoyed. Please remember Waiswa in your prayers, that his recovery will continue to go well. Photo of Waiswa

Dec 21, 2016

Waiswa is doing well says Rose. She is happy that he and Kato are finished with surgery. She said they had a good night in the ICU and they will soon be moved back to the ward which is more good news for them. This morning, Rose and Jane have been sitting outside the ICU talking with the other families. Please keep Waiswa in your prayers that he will recover well. Photo of Waiswa

Dec 20, 2016

Waiswa went into surgery this morning six minutes after his brother Kato, Waiswa had an ETV/CPC performed the operation was successful he is currently waking up in the PACU next to Kato. They will soon be taken to the ICU where Rose and Jane will be reunited with them, they will most likely be moved back to the ward tomorrow morning. Please keep Waiswa in your prayers that he will recover well. Photo of Waiswa

Dec 19, 2016

On Friday night Rose, Jane, Kato and Waiswa arrived at CURE. On Saturday they were seen in the OPD and admitted. On Sunday they attended the chapel service which Rose and Jane enjoyed. Both Kato and Waiswa are doing well as they await surgery. Please keep Kato and Waiswa in your prayers! Photo of Waiswa

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