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“It is all up to God. I can not do anything. I can bring the child here, but it is God's decision to heal the child,” said Adam, Awab's father. Awab was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The South Sudanese hospital that Rasha gave birth… Read more
“It is all up to God. I can not do anything. I can bring the child here, but it is God's decision to heal the child,” said Adam, Awab's father. Awab was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The South Sudanese hospital that Rasha gave birth in referred them to a hospital in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, where they were then referred here to CURE Uganda. “When I was in Juba, they said they can not help, but they are transferring us to another hospital for surgery on the head and back. What I wanted was to make the child get well so I will do whatever they tell me,” said Adam. “When I first arrived (at CURE Uganda), I saw the children are in good condition. I have seen some discharged and they are okay,” said Adam. Awab's family are muslim and Adam has been praying for Awab, “I have to tell god he is the one who can do something about the child,” said Adam.
“Awab is okay. He is coming slowly slowly,” said Adam. Tomorrow, Awab will have the bandage on his back removed. His doctors are now looking forward to his next operation. Today, they are reviewing his CT scan and his cerebrospinal fluid as they plan for next week. “I am hoping for the best for Awab,” said Rasha. With Awab now stable, Ajiek is beginning his journey home to South Sudan today. Please keep Awab in your prayers that his back will heal well and that his next operation will be successful.
“Awab is okay and (I am) feeling good. No problems,” said Adam before continuing, “Next week he will have another surgery for his head.” Awab had a good night in the ICU and his doctors have no concerns. They decided to transfer him to the ward this morning. During the rounds, they told Adam and Rasha that they were making a plan to operate on Awab’s head next week. His uncle, Ajiek, has high spirits due to Awab’s successful surgery and is optimistic about his upcoming operation. This morning, Awab got a valentine's day balloon from Joyce, the assistant nurse manager. Please keep Awab in your prayers that his back will heal well and for the procedure on his head to go well.
“I’m a little worried. I am hoping Awab will come out and he is fine,” said Rasha. Awab is currently in surgery. Dr. Peter is closing his back to prevent any future infection. Before the operation, Rasha, Adam, and uncle Ajiek all sat together outside the ward as they waited for Awab to be called in for surgery. Awab is fortunate to have such a supportive group at the hospital with him. Once the procedure is finished and he is awake, he will be moved to the ICU where he will spend the night. Please be praying for Awab to recover swiftly from his operation.
On Friday, Awab arrived at CURE and was admitted. He was accompanied by his mother, father, and uncle, Ajiek. “I think this hospital is the best,” said Ajiek. He was impressed by how clean the hospital was and that they didn't discriminate against Awab since he is not Ugandan. Today, they met with Sam, the hospital’s physical therapist. They asked if Awab would ever be able to walk. Sam explained that Awab has suffered nerve damage due to the spina bifida and, as a result, he will most likely have to use a wheelchair when he grows up. Awab will probably have surgery this week to treat his back. Please be praying for his operation to be successful.
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