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"It's not been easy for me without my husband, he was the breadwinner and was working hard, looking for money to take our little girl to the hospital," Everline narrates. Everline's husband was a fisherman, who drowned one fateful evening, leaving … Read more
"It's not been easy for me without my husband, he was the breadwinner and was working hard, looking for money to take our little girl to the hospital," Everline narrates. Everline's husband was a fisherman, who drowned one fateful evening, leaving Everline with six children, Letisha being the last born. Letisha's swelling just kept growing bigger and Everline was so desperate and stranded. She finally sought help from her local pastor who encouraged her told her to come to CURE Uganda Children’s Hospital. "Thank God that I made it here, I have hope and faith that my daughter will be fine." Everline stated. Letisha has spina bifida, a condition in which the spine fails to close properly forming a sacklike swelling on the lower back. It can be treated through surgery which Letisha will be scheduled to have soon. The procedures are expensive but through your support, we get to help struggling mothers like Everline get the help they need. We also ask that you pray with them as they go start their healing journey and share your message of encouragement as we will share with them how much you care.
"I am glad we made it back. It could have gotten worse," Everline told us. Letisha's spina bifida scar became infectious and needed immediate attention. We changed the dressing and gave her antibiotics for treatment. We also noticed her blood level was lower than normal and are transfusing for more blood. "My daughter will be well. I trust in the Lord," Everline said while she gazed upon the blood pack.
Tonny, our nursing officer, is showing Everline ways of maintaining good hygiene to prevent infections on baby Letisha. The baby has stabilized, and will soon be moved from the ICU to the main ward for recovery. Thank you so much for your prayers and encouraging messages. Keep them coming!
Dr. Humphry and his team have just completed surgery for baby Leticha. It all went well, and she has been taken to the ICU for close monitoring before she is taken to the main ward. Please continue praying for her and the mother that God will encourage them through this healing journey.
Baby Letshia received a blood transfusion as her mother patiently stared at the drops. "So far so good, we will closely monitor her for a while before we schedule her for a surgery," one of our nurses told us. When asked how she felt, Everline simply said, "God is good." Indeed... All the time God is good!
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