Ayman successfully underwent his first lifesaving surgery today. He had a ventriculoscopy, during which specialized surgical instruments known as endoscopes were used to visualize the ventricles and create a new opening in the membrane, enabling the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to circulate once again. This newly created bypass for CSF circulation eliminates the need for a shunt. Following the procedure, Ayman was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for mechanical support before his return to the ward. Please give glory to God for this successful surgery, and continue to keep Ayman in your prayers for a speedy recovery.
Gracious was discharged home after two successful surgeries—an ETV and a rectal cerclage procedure. Dr. Bua performed the rectal surgery, which took only 30 minutes, alongside two doctors from CURE Uganda, George and Alice. Gracious's mother, Jennifer, expressed her gratitude for CURE Uganda, saying, "We are deeply thankful for the medical assistance provided to Gracious. We appreciate the love and care we received at CURE Uganda. We will always witness God's love for us through CURE Uganda Hospital." Jennifer has been advised to bring Gracious back to the hospital if she notices any negative changes in his condition. The official check-up date is scheduled for next month. Please continue to keep Gracious in your prayers!
Judith underwent a craniotomy/tumor debulking procedure today. Dr. Humphrey performed the surgery with the assistance of Dr. Betty. Due to its complexity, Judith's surgery took longer than expected. But the medical team was well-prepared and determined to ensure its successful completion. Judith will remain in the intensive care unit until she's transferred to the neuro ward. Judith's mother was anxious while she was undergoing the surgery. She shared, "I couldn't eat or sleep. It was a tough time. However, I thank God for the success of the surgery." Please keep Judith in your prayers!
Please welcome Nasran and his mom, Shirah, to CURE Uganda. They arrived yesterday, and today Nasran is undergoing blood tests and a CT scan to plan for his surgery. Shirah expressed her gratitude for the surgery, which Nasran will receive at no cost to his family. Shirah is looking forward to the best possible outcome. Please extend your warmest welcome and wish them the best. Thank you!
Judith returned to the hospital today with her mother. Judith's health has taken a turn for the worse. She can no longer stand, walk, or eat by herself and is experiencing severe headaches. She has been readmitted, and the medical team is doing everything possible to improve her condition as she awaits her upcoming surgery. Judith's current state deeply saddens us, and our thoughts and prayers remain with her during this challenging time. Please join us in prayer.