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"We lost his mom during labour,” Maxwell, Tresford's dad recounted.
Tresford is a sweet two year old who was born with a severe form of clubfoot and a clubbed hands too. His dad Maxwell tells us the story of how hard life was for his mom du… Read more
"We lost his mom during labour,” Maxwell, Tresford's dad recounted.
Tresford is a sweet two year old who was born with a severe form of clubfoot and a clubbed hands too. His dad Maxwell tells us the story of how hard life was for his mom during the pregnancy all the way to birth which was hardest of all because Treford’s mom didn’t make it. She had been sick the last few days leading up to delivery and on the day of, she became really sick and fell unconscious. She was rushed to the hospital where the doctors informed Maxwell that they had to do surgery and that things were not looking good for his wife and baby. This was a hard and confusing time for Maxwell. His son was finally delivered via C-section but his wife sadly passed away. Upon seeing his son, his heart broke. He had just lost his life and his son had disabilities. He remembers family rallying around him to give him encouragement and support and to discourage him from “throwing away” his son as was common in the society he lived. He was certain he’d never do that, but it didn’t stop people from assuming that he would. After the initial shock of losing his wife and realizing he’d now need to adjust to a life without her, he realized he needed to start learning to take care of his son with disabilities. He started a search to help get his son medical help. There was a lot of hopping from one hospital to another which didn’t avail much. Maxwell finally met a girl from his church that had been to CURE and this sparked something in him, he finally started feeling hopeful for his son’s situation to change. Tresford and Maxwell travelled many miles to get to CURE Zambia and Maxwell can’t wait to see the process of healing get started in his son's life. It’s going to be a big journey and Maxwell and his son Tresford are both ready! Please join us is praying for Tresford's healing!
Today is such a bittersweet day for us! We came in this morning and found that Tresford had been discharged during the weekend. We are so sad he isn't here, but happy that he gets to go home and see his papa once again. We will see him again in three weeks, please pray for good healing progress!
Tresford has mainly spent the day sleeping. He went to theater to get a Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) done. He had many tears after he came back from surgery, but now he's been drifting in and out of sleep and is crying much less. Please be praying that his pain eases up and that he can have a restful night and weekend.
Tresford is doing well today, he just loves it when people spend time with him! Today, he has been hanging out with CUREkids Zambia Storyteller, Mubita. It’s safe to say, they are buddies! Please be praying for Tresford’s healing!
Tresford has been waiting all day to go to the playroom. Here, he sits on the floor, anxiously waiting a few minutes before the playroom is open. Waiting is hard! Also, we think Tresford is just secretly showing off his ability to do the splits.
Morning cuddles for Tresford and his mom! Tresford had a good weekend and he's very likely going to theater this week. Here, we found his mom giving him some type of look and that made us wonder what he was saying! Silly little guy! Please be praying that Tresford is all prepped and ready, emotionally and mentally, to go to theater this week.
Tresford was super fussy this morning. He was scheduled to go to surgery but it was cancelled until sometime next week. The doctors have have decided that Tresford will get one more casting to see if it better prepares him for surgery next week. Please be praying that he is well prepared for his surgery next week and that he can also have a good weekend!
Tresford is having a good day! One of those lazy, chill days. Dr. Moyo was considering letting him go home for a few weeks because he and his mom have been away from home for quite a while now but he changed his mind. It's better for Tresford to be at CURE so that the doctors can keep a very close watch on his progress. Please be praying for peace and perseverance for Tresford and his mom.
This is Tresford's curious face when he is trying to figure out why you stopped at his bed. These days, he's almost camera ready but it's taken him a while to get to a place where his ok with you taking his picture! We like his curiosity! Please be praying for Tresford's healing.
Tresford is having a great day today! Pastor Lubasi took some time to chat with him and his mother and Tresford’s mother says that since coming to CURE, Tresford is a whole new person! He has a new demeanor, and everyday, he blossoms. He talks a little more, expresses himself a little more, and even laughs more than he ever did since coming to CURE. His mom says that he was mostly withdrawn, sad, and that he stayed indoors for most of the time because of his disability. Now, he since he has had a little more exposure having come to CURE and seeing other kids like himself, he feels like he's among people that love and care for him. For Tresford's mum, this is wonderful to behold!
Tresford was super happy today! He just woke up joyful! Also we think it's because he gets to be carried by his mom everywhere, such a big baby! We love seeing him happy! Please pray that he continues to be happy throughout the weekend!
Tresford had a Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) procedure yesterday which means e underwent some manipulation for his clubfoot. He also got cast change and is doing well today. He has spent most of his day hanging out with his mom in his bed. Please be praying for Tresford's healing!
We have now proven that maybe Tresford is just camera shy. He has the biggest smile right before you take a picture of him if he doesn't know you are taking a picture! Here, his mom is trying to get him to wear a shirt. Please be praying for Tresford's healing and his continued joyful and happy demeanor.
Now we know what to do and where to take Tresford to get him happy and smiling! The play room! This is Tresford's happy place. We see him come out of his shell every time he's around other kids and is playing! Please be praying for Tresford's healing and that he may continue to express joy and happiness being around and playing with other kids!
Tresford is hanging out with the older boys painting and coloring in the playroom! Today he is not the almost three year old who is usually fussy. Here, is being a grown up because he is hanging out with the older boys! We like seeing different sides to Tresford. Please be praying for Tresfords complete healing!
What do you do when you see a person taking pictures and you don't want your picture taken? You duck! Or at least try to duck, like Tresford in this case, trying to hide from the camera just before going to take a bath. He has become happier these days, he is slowly dropping the tough guy attitude and warming up to people. Hopefully, his mood will be just as electric after his cast revision on Monday. Please keep praying for him.
The kids are enjoying their afternoons these days because they get to hangout in the playroom doing different fun activities. Here Tresford is seen stacking his boxes which he seems to enjoy! Please be praying for him and all the other kids in the ward that their stay in the hospital will be one of healing and also fun as they do different fun things in the playroom.
Tresford is a happy man! What his smile will not tell you is the pain he goes through every time there is a manipulation done to straighten his feet. He will have many more of those in the coming few weeks, the next being on Thursday next week. Tresford is tough, he doesn't let that get him down even though sometimes it affects his ability to smile. Let's keep praying for him!
We saw a different side to Tresford today! He may be Mr. Tough Guy, but he has a super soft spot for his mom! Here he is seen just hanging out with her and giving her the cutest smiles. He absolutely adores her! Please pray that he has a restful and peaceful weekend and that he will have renewed energy to face the next week that comes.
On some days, it's not so easy to smile! Especially when we find and bother you for a photo while eating your meals- that's not so cool! Our doctor says that he will revise Tresford's cast tomorrow to see how the foot has corrected. Maxwell is very grateful for all the get well messages, they keep him and his son so happy and encouraged!
Tresford is having a really good day! He has been hanging out in a wheelchair which he seems to like and he's been smiling much more. We are so glad to see him in better spirits! Please be praying for a bigger change in his legs when he gets his cast off next week.
Tresford had a cast change today. Ian, our physiotherapist is feeling optimistic after seeing the little bit of change that has happened in both his legs. He says the progress is definitely better this week. Tresford's progress has generally been slower than expected, but every week he shows progress which gives his dad and everyone watching his progress, hope. Please be praying that he keeps making steady steps forward.
Tresford had a good weekend especially because his mom traveled to come to CURE to be with him and his dad. He was a little fussy this morning but we know he likes having mommy around. Please be praying for Tresford's healing!
We haven't seen Tresford smile much since he's been at CURE, so to see him smile here is a treat! He is having a good day and he's beginning to adjust well to having casts on all the time. Please be praying for comfort in his legs!
Tresford had a good day yesterday playing with his new friends. He got his casts changed today and he didn't like the process at all. He cried for the longest time! He is right now resting in bed and we hope the rest of his day goes a lot more smoothly. Please be praying for Tresford's comfort.
Tresord had some discomfort in his right leg and so our physiotherapist, Ian, cut off some of his cast to relieve the discomfort. Please be praying for Tresford, that he may get comfortable in his casts. It's a new experience for him and he doesn't seem to have adjusted just yet.
It was a little warmer today outside the hospital and so Tresford was among lots of people outside the ward sun - basking. He is still getting used to having casts on and this has made him a bit cranky having to move around with the heavy casts on his legs. Please be praying for him and his dad and their stay in the hospital.
Tresford had a restful day today and we caught him and his dad just hanging out by his bedside during our ward singing time. Please be praying for endurance as Tresford and his dad stay in the ward, they will be here for a while!
Tresford is not doing too well today. He has malaria but, he has already started medication for it. He has been cranky and will only calm down when his dad puts him on his back. Please be praying that the malaria episode passes quickly.
Tresfold has had a good start to his day yesterday. He was all dressed up looking pretty cool like the two year old he is and Dr Moyo visited him in the morning to decide the course of action for his clubfoot. He decided that because of the severity of his clubfoot, he would have Tresfold do fast track Ponseti that will also help with his knees too. This means he will get casts more than once a week, for at least a whole month because they live far from the CURE hospital. Tresfold will likely get surgery after the fast track ponseti. Maxwell later met with the physiotherapist to discuss what fast track ponseti will mean for them and he is very hopeful for his son. The physio therapist scheduled Tresfold for his first casting yesterday and it all went well and except for a little crying, Tresfold did well. It's going to be a long journey ahead, but Maxwell and his son Tresfold are ready! Please be praying for them!
Tresford was tired after his play time, so now he is taking a nap. He and his dad have settled in well and are both excited about their time at CURE which they believe will changes their lives! Please pray for peace as Tresford and his dad learn about what lies ahead in terms of surgery.
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