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“Before I even conceived I was praying,” said Lillian. She delivered her first child Kisakye at a health clinic but she rapidly became sick. “Immediately after birth she had a fever, she was breathing as if she has a cough. They rushed her to… Read more
“Before I even conceived I was praying,” said Lillian. She delivered her first child Kisakye at a health clinic but she rapidly became sick. “Immediately after birth she had a fever, she was breathing as if she has a cough. They rushed her to Uganda Hospital, that is where they diagnosed that she had an infection (meningitis). She was treated for a few weeks than discharged. We went home, spent three days, again she fell sick with fevers and we rushed to Mulago. They did a CT scan and told me she has hydrocephalus and a brain abscess. They directed us to CURE,” said Lillian. Lillian had never seen Kisakye’s conditions before but when she arrived at CURE Uganda she found comfort in knowing that they were not alone, that other families were going through the same situation. Lillian plans on educating Kisakye and taking good care of her as she grows up. Back home, Lillian works as a hair dresser and Kisakye’s father Robert works as a businessman. If Lillian has her way she will have four children, she is happy with any combination of boys and girls. Please join us in encouraging Lillian and praying for Kisakye's complete healing!
“She is fine, I am also very fine. I am feeling happy to go home. I’m going to first visit my mom (Justine), I have been missing her very much,” said Lillian. This morning Lillian moved quickly, washing linens and packing up their things. Prior to leaving they received a couple get well messages. Lillian is very thankful for the get well messages and prayers they have received from you! We will see them again at the end of the month, please continue to pray for Kisakye’s recovery and for her operation to be a success.
“I am happy. I pray this way will work,” said Lillian. She is happy the operation is finished but is not sure if it will be successful. Lillian and Kisakye were the last moved out of the ICU today and she was very happy to get back to the ward though she had some fun with the ICU nurses. Kisakye and Lillian received a couple more get well messages which has encouraged Lillian, thank you for your thoughtful words! She is hopeful they will go home tomorrow, please join Lillian in praying that Kisakye’s surgery will be successful.
“I’m feeling fine, I know the surgery will go well,” said Lillian. Kisakye is now in the ICU after having surgery where Dr. Justin performed an ETV and partial CPC. As Lillian waited for her daughter to return, she sat outside the ICU with other mothers who also had children being operated on today. This operation has been easier than the first for Lillian and she is not as nervous, she has been spending time in prayer. “I’ve been praying for my baby to be operated well,” said Lillian. We invite you to keep Kisakye in your prayers too!
“Every moment, even now and then I pray for her to heal completely,” said Lillian. Yesterday, Kisakye had a cerebrospinal fluid tap to relieve the pressure on her brain and for the fluid to be tested. Her vomiting has stopped and she is now feeding well which makes Lillian very happy. This morning, Lillian and Kisakye sat with a couple ladies outside the ward and they taught each other different greetings from their tribes, besides English, they don’t share any languages. Lillian and Kisakye received a get well message which made Lillian beyond happy! She was so excited to receive one and she said she would keep it as a reminder of their time at CURE Uganda. Kisakye’s doctors are making a plan for her and they will probably operate next week. Please keep Kisakye and Lillian in your prayers over the weekend and if you have time Lillian would undoubtedly be thrilled to get another get well message!
“Last week I noticed that her head had started to increase in size, she was crying so much and continuously vomiting so I decided to bring her back to CURE,” Lilian said. Ever since Kisakye developed hydrocephalus, Lilian hasn’t been back to work in her salon, so she says that her prayer is that, “God shows the surgeon the right pathway for the water to flow through Kisakye’s brain so that she is healed permanently so that I can work and take care of her.” Please keep praying for Kisakye as the doctors here plan for her surgery.
“Kisakye is fine. We have been discharged,” said Lillian. On Wednesday, Kisakye had an irrigation of the ventricles done which was successful, they will return at the end of November at which time they may have another operation. Lillian is very happy that they are going home and with the current condition of Kisakye. “She is fine. Breastfeeds, no convulsions, no fevers,” said Lillian. Please keep Kisakye and Lillian in your prayers that she will recover well from her surgery and be healthy enough for her next operation.
“I am so worried,” said Lillian. Today Kisakye will go in for an irrigation of the ventricles which will hopefully wash out any pus or blood in the cerebrospinal fluid within her head, setting them up to do another operation in the future to treat her hydrocephalus. Lillian has spent the morning on her bed with Kisakye trying to prevent her from crying and socializing with the other families in the ward. Please be praying for Kisakye to have a successful operation and for comfort for her mother!
“They will operate on her tomorrow, I am worried,” said Lillian. On Friday, Lillian and Kisakye arrived at CURE Uganda and were admitted. Lillian says she had a good weekend because they have received good food, good care and treatment, and that the hospital is clean. Please join Lillian in praying for Kisakye to have a successful operation!
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