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"When I saw my baby, I had no idea what the swelling on his back was and neither did my parents," Rose told us while rocking Max to sleep. Rose is another victim of early teenage pregnancy whose numbers rose during the COVID 19 lockdown in Uganda. … Read more
"When I saw my baby, I had no idea what the swelling on his back was and neither did my parents," Rose told us while rocking Max to sleep. Rose is another victim of early teenage pregnancy whose numbers rose during the COVID 19 lockdown in Uganda. The government reopened schools for candidates in their final years and Rose was worried about how she would be received, "I was scared of my teachers and how my friends would treat me. To my surprise, I was warmly welcomed back to school until I was ready to give birth." Rose spoke while trying to avoid eye contact seemingly feeling guilty and undeserving. Unlike other teenage mothers who are forced into marriage or sent away to the father of the child's family, Rose's parents accepted her and took great care of her throughout her pregnancy. "After birth, we noticed the swelling on my son's back kept growing bigger and a nurse advised me to come to CURE for it to be removed," Rose told us. Little Max has Spina Bifida, a condition in which the spine does not close properly while in the womb leading to the formation of a sacklike swelling at the lower back. It can be treated through surgery, which baby Max will be scheduled to have soon. "I was warmly welcomed and told everything about my son's condition and I have hope that he will be fine." Rose added. "After all this, I want to go back to school, I want to study and become a doctor." Rose concluded with a smile. Join us as we welcome Rose and Max to the CURE family and please consider donating as your support helps out mothers like Rose save their precious children.
"Eh, you have already packed and want to leave without my permission?" Dr. Emma joked as Rose laughed it off. "Thank you so much for everything," Rose replied. We reminded her about what she promised to tell us about CURE. She laughed and said, "This is a good place - everyone is good." We cant wait to see them on their next visit.
Beautiful Max will hopefully be discharged tomorrow. His mom is so excited and is getting ready to go home. "The doctor told me that everything is okay, and we may go home tomorrow," Rose told us with an excited voice. We reminded her of what she promised to tell us about CURE. She smiled said she will tell us tomorrow. As we wait, we praise and worship God for the great things he is doing through our staff and partners.
Rose is having a motherly moment with her son Max cleaning off the slightest specs on his skin. When asked what she thinks of CURE, she chuckled and said, "There is a lot to say about this place." Good or bad? we enquired. "Not bad!" she quickly replied. It's just three days before Max can be discharged back home. Please pray for Max's continued healing.
Just a few more days for us to closely monitor Max before he is discharged. His mom is so excited! "I am happy that my son is recovering well, and I just can't wait to take him back home," Rose told us.
Dr. Micheal is checking Max's surgical scar. "It's healing well," we heard him say. Things are looking good for Max, and we ask that you continue praying for them as they continue their journey to a full recovery.
Max is having a peaceful nap. He has now been here a few days and a lot has happened! He has undergone successful surgery and has returned to the ward for a full recovery! Rose is very excited and hopes to be discharged soon. "The Dr. told me that he is doing well. I am very happy," Rose told us with a smile.
Our nurse Tonny was preparing to dress Max's spina bifida tumor as Rose tried to hold him still. "This dressing helps keep the swelling safe from bacterial infections, we change it after some time." Tonny explained. Thank you for your prayers for little Max!
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