Friday, December 4, 2009

Brian goes home!

Today, after two long months in the hospital, Brian finally returned home. The final bill amounted to 62,510 shillings (about $850) and thanks to the help of our generous donors, we were able to pay it in full!

During his time at the hospital, he received three blood transfusions and a skin graft on his leg. A series of tests was done to determine the cause of his frequent health problems (all which came back normal). They told us that he was just really malnourished (and probably anemic) and that if he is just given a balanced diet, he will be okay.

Just as a reminder, here is Brian a few days after he was admitted....

And here he is now!

He now has full use of his leg (prior to being admitted to the hospital, he could not even move it and had to be carried around).

He will continue to return to the hospital three times a week for a checkup until the leg is completely healed. We received so much help and concern for Brian and we are so grateful - you really changed his life and I know he won't soon forget it!

Addendum: I just received a text from Brian's mom that she would like to give me "a vote of thanks for what you have done to Brian because I am sure that minus you maybe he could have died so I pray to God to lead your future." I just wanted to extend that vote of thanks to all of you as well!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful news and update. You are all doing such loving and beautiful work for all our sisters and brothers there. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Blessings to all. Sincerely, Kathy Nikles

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