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Little Arthur has a big sister at home who is waiting for him, and two parents who love him a lot! He's already been through some pretty big challenges in his short lifetime; as a very young infant he suffered from a bad infection which transferred… Read more
Little Arthur has a big sister at home who is waiting for him, and two parents who love him a lot! He's already been through some pretty big challenges in his short lifetime; as a very young infant he suffered from a bad infection which transferred to his brain and caused post-infectious hydrocephalus. He started having frequent seizures, and his mother, Neume, noticed that his head was increasing in size. Thankfully, a doctor at their hospital referred them to CURE Uganda, and Neume and Arthur arrived last week.
The doctors at CURE Uganda help children with this particular type of infection every single day. In fact, they are some of the best neurosurgeons in all of East Africa in treating post-infectious hydrocephalus! Lately, more and more infants with this type of illness have been coming to CURE Uganda, so Neume and Arthur are waiting for a spot to open up on the surgical schedule. As soon as that happens, Arthur can get the surgery he needs to treat his hydrocephalus, and can head home to reunite with his big sister. He's breastfeeding well and the CURE Uganda doctors and nurses are monitoring him every day to be sure he's holding steady while he waits.
We assured Neume that we would be praying for a successful surgery and healing for little Arthur. Thank you for joining with us in prayer!
Bath time! Arthur was feeling a bit feverish this afternoon, so mama Neume cooled him down with a nice bath. He's continuing to recover well from his surgery, and he and Neume will hopefully get to head home soon. She is very excited to get home and see the rest of the family, including Arthur's big sister!
Arthur is recovering well from the surgery and neurosurgeon Dr. Wegoye gave the go-ahead this morning for him to move from the ICU back to the main ward! Neume is doing a great job taking care of him as he recovers. She's been in touch with the rest of the family back home, and they're all doing well, too. Thank you for praying for Arthur as he continues to recover!
Arthur had his surgery today! He was the first baby on the surgical list this morning, and neurosurgeon Dr. Emmanuel performed an ETV/CPC procedure. This created a way for his cerebrospinal fluid to flow more freely, and will also help his brain stop producing too much fluid. Now he's recovering well in the ICU. Neume and the ICU nurses are making sure he's getting medical care plus lots of love!
Little Arthur has been having a pretty sleepy day! He's been cuddled up in his cute bunny blanket and resting with mama Neume. Neume's name is pronounced like 'Naomi', and she is named after the story of Ruth and Naomi in the Bible - it's a great story! Even though Ruth and Naomi experienced much suffering, God was loving and kind to them, and provided for their needs in an amazing way. We're praying that God would continue to show his loving kindness to Neume and her family - since He is the very same God, his loving kindness never changes or fails. Thank you for praying along with us!
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