Kigen needed medical attention and I appealed through this blog for financial help. It turns out his little brother, Tiktik travelled with him and unbeknownst to me at the time, he has a similar condition as Kigen.
|This is Kigen.|
For those who don't know, this young family has been staying in the hospital. Lodgings, food and medicines must all be paid for the two month period of their stay at the hospital. We have been able to feed the family and cover the cost of medicine and medical attention for little Tiktik who is doing much better.
Originally we were told that Kigen was going to require surgery. However as time went on it was clear that the doctors think that Kigen's condition is hereditary and cannot be fixed by surgery or indeed be completely treated. However hee has improved under medical supervision and has grown stronger while his little brother was pronounced ready to be discharged a few weeks ago.
|Kigen in hospital|
Medical personel at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital have told us that they cannnot do more for Kigen so they are ready to release him. In turn, we are ready to get him and his mother and brother home as soon as possible but we need your help. The remaining costs we need to cover are the medicines and medical services for Kigen (at least $250 Canadian) and the return trip home by bus to Marigat from Eldoret, then by taxi from Marigat to the nearest station to their home (another $200 minimum) and a bit of food ($30 or so,for the journey home). When the taxi has taken them as far as they can go they must walk another six (6) hours to get to their home where they will be reunited with the father of the boys and the other children.
|Admission to the hospital.|
We have done what we could to get Kigen the medical help he needs and though he is not completely healed we are happy that he is now stronger and has shown some improvement. We are also encouraged by his brother's remarkable improvement. We continue to pray that Kigen will improve more on his own and that he will not have any setbacks in his condition. We are also encouraged that his mother has been able to learn some of the national language of Kiswahili while she has been at the hospital because she could only speak her native tongue. This new skill will serve her well in years to come.
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