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"When I gave birth to Kaylah, everything was normal and everyone was excited for my first child, but that night was the beginning of sleepless nights," Victoria narrated while gently holding little Kaylah who was peacefully asleep. "This is the fir… Read more
"When I gave birth to Kaylah, everything was normal and everyone was excited for my first child, but that night was the beginning of sleepless nights," Victoria narrated while gently holding little Kaylah who was peacefully asleep. "This is the first time in a long time that she is actually peacefully sleeping. From home, I can not even cook or do anything," Victoria added. They desperately visited several hospitals trying to find out what was wrong with their daughter, but all in vain. One day, Victoria took little Kaylah to the general hospital for immunization and was met by a doctor who told her the potential threat her daughter had. "He told me that my baby could have excess water in her head and that I needed to come to CURE hospital immediately," Victoria recalls. Little Kaylah has Hydrocephalus, a condition in which the brain produces excess fluid with no way of letting it out, causing the head to expand. If untreated, it could lead to other complications or even death. "Many people are blaming me for using birth control and my husband funnily thinks it's from our family line. By the way, will her head become small again?" Victoria asked our storyteller with an innocent voice. We shared with her some of CURE Uganda's success stories and showed her photos of children who had Hydrocephalus and are now living a normal and healthy life. Her eyes lit up with hope. Please welcome Kaylah and Victoria to the CURE family, pray for and encourage them as they start this healing journey!
Our wonderful surgeons tried ETV, which is creating a pathway for the excess water in Kaylah's head but had a few challenges, so they decided to install a shunt, a small device to help drain the excess water from her head. We thank God for the wisdom and skills of our surgeons. "I am praying that everything goes well," Victoria said as she sat at our compound, seemingly worried. Please join us in prayer for baby Kaylah, and keep those encouraging messages coming for Victoria.
Victoria having a motherly moment with Kaylah, "I am so surprised that she isn't crying as much here. At home, I wouldn't be able to do anything. I think she feels safe here," Victoria added. Baby Kaylah has no other complications and has been scheduled for an operation tomorrow. "I am so nervous and hopeful at the same time," Victoria opened up. Your prayers and words of encouragement are very much needed as Victoria and Kaylah start their healing journey.
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