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“Folks in my village blame me for Nadela’s condition. They say that I walked over a grave when I was pregnant causing Nadela’s illness. When the disease had just started she used to get seizures and people told me that those were spirits of t… Read more
“Folks in my village blame me for Nadela’s condition. They say that I walked over a grave when I was pregnant causing Nadela’s illness. When the disease had just started she used to get seizures and people told me that those were spirits of the dead possessing her and not seizures. One day a health worker came and advised us to go to the village health center,” said Nankwanga, Nadela’s mom. When she took Nadela to the only health center in their remote village, the health workers she found there told her that they couldn’t find any problem with the baby. Nankwanga at this point decided to go to the bigger government hospital in her district and it is from there that she was told that Nadela has water in her brain and was referred to CURE Uganda Hospital. Although she had been referred to CURE, Nadela couldn’t be brought immediately because her parents didn’t have money for transport as they had already spent it at the previous hospital. She was first taken home until a group of social workers working with a local NGO identified her and transported her and her mother. Back at home, Nadela has one older sibling who is two years old. Her parents are both peasant farmers and they live in a small village in eastern Uganda. We are thankful that Nadela has now been admitted to CURE Uganda and under the care of our medical team. Please join us in praying for Nadela's healing!
Nadela was brought back to CURE Uganda before her scheduled date of review because she isn’t doing well. The ETV/CPC that was done earlier this month failed so she was immediately scheduled for ventriculoscopy and a shunt placement. The procedure went well and she is now recovering in ICU. Her mother Nankwanga said that the doctors explained to her the procedures that Nadela was going to go through in theatre and she understood. She is strong and hoping for the best. Please keep Nadela and Nankwanga in your prayers!
Over the weekend Nandela was discharged home! We will see her again in early February when they return to CURE Uganda for a follow up appointment. Please remember Nandela in your prayers that the outcome of her surgery will be successful.
Nadela went into surgery today where Dr. John performed an ETV and partial CPC. The CPC could only be partial because Nadela's anatomy wasn't normal. They will give the operation a chance to work, however there is uncertainty if it will be completely successful. Nadela is now back with her mother Nankwanga is currently holding her in the ICU. “The worry has gone, but I have been so anxious,” said Nankwanga. She spent some of the morning with Pastor Winnie who encouraged her and prayed for Nadela’s operation. Please join Winnie in praying for Nadela that her operation will have a successful outcome, that God will work complete healing in her body and for Nankwanga to continue to trust in Him.
Nadela arrived at CURE Uganda yesterday but unfortunately, she has severe diarrhea, she is vomiting, and she isn’t nursing so she is being treated with oral rehydration salts. Upon her arrival at CURE, Nadela had a brain CT scan done and her cerebrospinal fluid will be tapped and sent for analysis in the laboratory. Mama Nadela however is having a rough time because she was told that her other child back at home was diagnosed with measles and is being hospitalized too. Please remember the entire family in your prayers as they go through this rough time.
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