Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Little Kigen's Medical Mercy Mission, Update March 30, 2011

I've been waiting for more information to be able to give you an update on little Kigen's medical mercy mission in Eldoret, Kenya.

The surgery we had been told would go ahead two weeks ago or so, did not go ahead after all.  Due to Kigen's fragile skin condition he has been under the watchful observation of a skin specialist and plastic surgeon.  This doctor must give the go ahead before any surgery is done.  In Kenya it is difficult when you are the patient or the family/friends of the patient, to be given details of your treatment. You must simply be patient and wait.

My friend Jonah has been helping Kigen's family get medical attention at the Moi hospital.  He says that what the doctors have been doing so far is cleaning the boys, and that little Kigen and his brother are very clean.  I don't really know if he means that the boys have been cleaned physically or internally with medicines, like antibiotics. I suspect it is a little of both.  I know that various topical treatments have also been administered to Kigen throughout his already 3 week stay at the hospital.

But we do not yet know what the ultimate treatment options for Kigen will be.

Fortunately Jonah was able to talk to the person in charge of the ward and was told that they are waiting for the report of the consulting doctor.  A 'lady' of Indian origin, the Ward Manager has refused to give up on Kigen and that has warmed the family's heart and Jonah's heart so much.  This woman was also the one who admitted them at the hospital and given the "hint" of surgery but she is still waiting for the report.  My friend Jonah is happy to report that the hospital is taking the utmost care not to do something that will worsen little Kigen's situation.

Jonah says he believes that Kigen will ultimately be able to get the help he needs.  Some of the boy's wounds have healed and he is moving around and eating.  This means he is gaining strength.

Prayers are requested for Kigen, his mom and his brother TikiTiki and for Jonah whose heart is heavily burdened by their needs. It is also his pocket that is sorely stretched. The burden of these things is heavy when you live in Kenya and don't know how you are going to cover the costs.  We are believing in God to speak to people's hearts about this need.

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Updates on Kigen will be posted here as they come available. Please bare with us as we wait for word from the medical doctors. 

Photo credits: All photos the property of Jonah at Missions of Hope.
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  1. Barbara RosenzweigMarch 30, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    This is such important work!

  2. Thanks for the update Penny - I do hope that Kigen will get well and I wish his family strength

  3. Thank you, Barbara. I so agree with you. I'm determined to help this little boy as much as I can.

  4. Thank you for your kind thoughts, Graham. I wish the same for Kigen and his family. It is a long and hard road and I pray that there will be a breakthrough soon.

  5. poor fella....wishing them well....:(

    Happy April Fool's! Hope you can visit my Skywatch Friday entry. Thanks!

  6. I totally admire and respect the work, your friend, pastor Jonah is doing and hope that little Kigen will recover quickly.
    A big hug to you ...

  7. Your work is really admirable, not many people will do that nowadays. All my best wishes to Kigen and to you and your mission!

  8. Sounds like a nice lady who manages the ward. At least their being sensitive which I'd imagine brings his family much needed support. Thanks for the update and on Jonah too..sometimes life- it can seem slow with many set backs or unforeseen twists? Just have to keep praying.
    I'm wiped out right husband's birthday was yesterday but I'm have a rather big dinner here tonight. Wish I felt better but I didn't have a choice (smile). Well, I have to keep moving..I wish you an enjoyable weekend. As soon as I get more time I will be back to visit (hugs)

  9. Thank you so much, Lala for your visit and your kind observation of my friend. He is pretty great guy and loves children.

  10. Thank you, Ciccia for your visit. It would be great if more people would join in support to help Kigen :-)

  11. Thank you Dhemz. I will have a look at your Skywatch photos.

  12. I hope and pray that the Dr.'s in Kenya are able to help this little boy! My thoughts are with him and his family!

  13. Thank you, candy. We value your prayers for Kigen, his family and Jonah as they journey together through the medical process.


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