Surprisingly, both little ones have been doing amazing despite the set backs. The last few days I worked last week Chara was waving, smiling, and quite interactive. Three month old Maurice, who came in on the feeding program at 3.53kg (7lbs) is now finally gaining weight (4.19kg), smiled, cooed, and moved around more Friday than I had ever seen him. I needed to do some dressing changes but just could not find it me to stop cuddling the baby and give him back to mama. We are praising the Lord for how suprisingly well they are both doing! At one point Maurice was the only male on D ward so there was much laughter when another mama said that Maurice was the biggest man on D ward. Such a tiny munchkin but since he was the only male, he got that title!
Despite the two kids doing so well, I would pray that you would lift them up in prayer! We do not want to leave them without them being healed. There is only one more week of surgery left and at one point there was hope of flying in a German neurosurgeon. This has seemed to fall through. So….Dr. Gary and Dr. Mark, our 2 amazing max-fax surgeons will be doing their best to heal these babies. Tomorrow, Monday, Dr. Gary will be putting a VP shunt (device that shunts extra CSF from the brain to the space around the abdomen) in Chara. He has done this before but it is definitely not his specialty. Chara also has had increased complications with infection and poorly healing head wounds. Right now we have a make shift shunt for the CSF fluid which is comprised of an IV canula, IV tubing, and a small empty saline bag as seen in the picture. Please pray for supernatural wisdom for the doctors and supernatural healing for these 2 precious kids so that when the ship leaves, they are healed and the mama’s can have peace about their precious kids.
|Maurice "Biggest man on D ward"|
|Smiles with Maurice and Mama|