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“When I was pregnant I didn't know that I was going to have twins. It was a surprise when I gave birth and I thank God for them. I pray that God helps me to raise them up,” shared Rhoda. Rhoda has been in the hospital ever since she gave birth … Read more
“When I was pregnant I didn't know that I was going to have twins. It was a surprise when I gave birth and I thank God for them. I pray that God helps me to raise them up,” shared Rhoda. Rhoda has been in the hospital ever since she gave birth because one of her twins, Apio, developed hydrocephalus. “It has been very hard for me, I have been having sleepless nights because Apio has been very irritable and continuously crying. I think she has been in a lot of pain,” Rhoda adds. Her husband Michael has seen their new born babies just once since they were born because he lives in another town where he is pursuing an education in laboratory technology. Rhoda also has two other children back at home who are four and a half years and two years old so when Rhoda went to hospital to give birth, she left her children with a neighbor expecting to be back that very day. However, when it turned out that one of her babies, Apio, was sick and had to be retained at the hospital, Rhoda called her mother to come and pick her kids. It has now been a month since the twins were born, and they haven’t been home yet. After moving through two different hospitals, Rhoda was finally referred to CURE Uganda and she traveled with her mother-in-law who is helping her out with the twins. She says that her comfort now is in the fact that Apio has come to the right hospital and that her babies back at home are safe with her mom. Please join us in praying for Apio's healing and encouraging Rhoda while she is with us.
Mama Rhoda has noticed some change in baby Apio. She says that she is no longer irritable, her head had decreased in size, and she is feeding well. Unfortunately, Apio’s twin Irene isn’t feeling as good so her blood was taken today. Depending on the results from the labs, she will be given medication thereafter. Baby Apio will be reviewed in a couple of weeks. Please keep her in your prayers.
Baby Apio is back with us at CURE Uganda. She had a surgical procedure yesterday, and is recovering in the ICU. The surgeons saw that she still has an infection in her brain, so they washed out the infection in the procedure yesterday, and are giving Apio more antibiotics to try to remove all the infection. Apio had a tough night, and had some seizures and a fever, so mama Rhoda is very concerned about her. Apio's twin sister Irene also has a fever, and Rhoda is feeling very worried about her and suspects she has malaria. Our laboratory team will help give Baby Irene a rapid malaria test and make sure she's ok. It's so hard for a mom to be worried about two tiny babies! Please be praying that God gives Rhoda a deep peace about both babies, and brings healing to both of them!
Apio was discharged this morning! She was given antibiotics to take home and advised to go to the nearest health center in her village for stitch removal on 24th of this month. They will be back to CURE Uganda on May 20th for review. Please be praying for this family and for Apio's continued healing!
Apio had a stable night in the ICU. Her nurse Harriet says that she didn’t have any issues during the night and will be heading back to the general ward this morning. When we spoke with her mother Rhoda she said, “There is a good change that I have noticed. She hasn’t cried at all and she is feeding and sleeping well. Her sister is fine too.” She called her husband and told him about the successful surgery and he was both shocked and excited. Please be praying for the twins and their family!
“I am not worried about today’s surgery, but I am just praying to God to help Apio go through it without any complications. I haven’t told my husband about the surgery yet because he has a test at school today and I don’t want him to be distracted and worried,” Rhoda said this morning. Apio went in for her scheduled washout this afternoon because her cerebrospinal fluid has infection and pus. The washout which started at 1:00PM was successful. She will spend a night in ICU recovering from her surgery then will be transferred to the ward and started on antibiotics. Please be praying for her!
“At least she (Apio) can now sleep and I think it is because of the good medical care that she is receiving here at CURE hospital,” Rhoda shared. Apio had her cerebrospinal fluid tapped over the weekend and sent to the labs for analysis and she has already had her brain CT scan done. During ward rounds the doctors said that they will review her scans and make a plan for her surgery. Rhoda spent most of her day nursing her babies while her mother-in-law who is with her here at CURE Uganda took care of the laundry. Please be praying for this beautiful baby!
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