ZITO’S SURGERY FAILS TO RESOLVE INFECTION
The surgeon opened Zito’s hip muscle to find a large pus pocket which she thoroughly cleaned out. The source of the problem was not located, so he was kept on IV Antibiotics for 5 days before being released. Once home, and on oral antibiotics, his wound began draining pus from the incision within 3 days.
A call to the Provincial Hospital, gained Zito a consult with the head orthopaedic surgeon sometime next week. They will notify us when to bring him in.
Zito today and in great spirits.
PLEASE KEEP PRAYING, FOR THIS YOUNG MAN IS IN A MAJOR FIGHT FOR HIS HEALTH.
Zito’s infection began in Dec. 2018, and has not been resolved with 3 surgeries. My concern is that the infection is IN the bone itself, and was not completely eradicated in the first surgery last June. So we await the next consult to see what this orthopaedic surgeon suggests.
Zito and his foster father, Pastor Armando.
SCHOOL IS OUT, BUT PREPARATIONS MUST BEGIN FOR FEB., 2020
My team and I spent 2 days in Pemba this week buying fabric to make 81 sets of school uniforms (shirts with pants/skirt), plus boxes and boxes of all the notebooks and supplies needed to outfit those same 81 children. Not an easy feat, as it took a pick up plus my King Cab to get everything back to Balama on Friday afternoon.
Monday, our sewing team will expand from 1 to 2 men with Singer pedal sewing machines. These men will need 2 months to complete the sewing of 81 uniforms.
The older children are eagerly awaiting their test results to know if they passed to the next grade. The 10th and 12th graders will be taking their exams this coming week. Loads of fun around here, for SCHOOL HOLIDAYS has begun for all the other grades.
Room full of 2020 school supplies.
With 9 babies in our 4 homes for younger children, buying 20 packages of diapers to meet their needs took up much of the room in our Friday transport trucks. We allow the mothers to use a proper disposable diaper at night to prevent mattress damage.
During the day, they use cotton cloth diapers as the heat from any plastic diaper cover causes severe diaper rash. For the next 5 months it will be in the 90’s F (30’s C). Hot and humid, as the rainy season begins.
Little Victoria with her older sisters Felimina and Dominica. Click to see their video clip on YouTube. https://youtu.be/OF40c4rj8XUAnd don’t forget to check out and share our 2019 OU Video.https://youtu.be/M0XCggD68d8
TOGETHER, WE ARE TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF MANY CHILDREN!
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF