five months have passed by since we came back to Berlin with Samba, Absa and Fatou.
Time to give you a medical update about the progress of “our” three children.
she is doing really good! she supported both operations without any problems.
She is wearing 23 hours a day per mass made compression jacket and has regained a total mobility of her arms again.
She now speaks german and french, Fatou is very funny, clever and even learned to ride a bike in 20 minutes time…………she is looking forward to starting school in Mbour in october and will travel back to Senegal with Awa (our nurse) in the middle of september 2014.
also she is doing very good. She is so courageous and does everyday her physiotherapy……no matter what!
The doctors have decided that she will have to wear the fixator longer than priginally planned since her bones need obvioulsly more time to grow together.
Absa will get all the time she needs to heal completely and will stay in Berlin for some more weeks. Also she is so much looking forward to going back to school in Warang ( http://www.lescajoutiers.com
). We are giving her all the support she needs in order to start school in Senegal with a little delay but……….well prepared….
……..our Samba…….we are still praying for a miracle!
unfortunately we do not have to much good news about Samba…
He sufforred of an obstruction of the bowels, caused by the ballon of his stomach tube that punched into his bowel. Causing his bowel to cramp in itself – so to say to self destruct itself- Samba had an immrdiate operation…….his bowel where able to uncramp and are now recovering rapidly.
This critical incident will have no effect on his health in the future since it has been traced and operated in a very first stage.
After the good news……..now to the bad news;
Unfortunately Samba?s oesophagus is not really reacting to all the operations he is getting weekly since febuary!
Citation of his surgeons: At this stage of therapy, Samba has no chance to survive!
As soon as the operations to dilate his oesophagus have a gap of more than 8/10 days the oesophagus contracts back again.
This means that as soon as he goes back to Senegal and does not recieve his weekly surgery the oesophagus will retract completly again and Samba would not be able to eat anymore……….we would then be back at the beginning……..and at that point NOTHING CAN BE DONE ANYMORE!
If Samba would have a been a german child with the same problem, the doctors would dilate his oesophagus for a period of 12 months……should nothing change until febuary 2015……..his last chance to survive would be…….. a very critical operation…….
Dear Friends you can imagine that we will do EVERYTHING in our power to give Samba as much chances as he deserves and want him to have a long and happy life.
This is why we made the only possible decision and will keep Samba in Berlin and medical care as long as it is necessary for a full recovery.
Like any other child in such a situation Samba needs his MOM! We have decided to have her come to Berlin for a visit of approx. 4 weeks.
In order to make this possible we NEED YOUR HELP AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT!
Samba’s mom visit to Berlin would cost about 2000€ – 3000€ for:
- Full fare roundtrip ticket from Dakar to Berlin
- insurances (accident, illness, civil rights etc…)
- application for passport and visa
- assistance in berlin
- clothing depending on the season at her arrival
WE ARE ALL POSITIVELY SURE THAT THE VISIT OF HIS MOM WILL GIVE SAMBA THE NECESSARY STRENGH TO KEEP HIS FIGHTING SPIRIT AND BEAR UP WITH THE NEXT DIFFICULT PERIOD TO COME!
THANK YOU in advance for your financial support………every Euro is needed.
SAGE Hospital e.V.
IBAN : DE02 1009 0000 7189 7660 03
BIC : BEVODEBB
Thank you in advance for your support…………………..we need every euro you can bare!
after two long flights cynthia, awa and the kids samba, absa and fatou finally arrived in berlin. they are all in a good mood and have been warmly welcomed by the hospitalstaff. they will be checked within the next days. after getting the results the doctors will decide what do do.
Lill’ Samba, Fatou and Absa will be coming to Berlin to receive the medical aid they desperately need.
1. Lill’ Samba will get surgery and hopefully a new oesophagus
2. Absa seems to have the seldom sickness called: “glass-bone desease”
3. Fatou got badly burnt while helping in the kitchen
SAGE Hospital will be bringing the children to Berlin in 2 weeks approx.
It would be fantastic if someone had a KID’S WHEELCHAIR FOR Absa’s transport (her bones are terribly fragile)
Thank you “Ein für Kinder” for taking in charge ALL the medical costs and transport for the 3 chlildren . Nothing would have been possible without their support!
Thank you to doctors of the HELIOS Klinik in Buch and the Unfallklinik für Schwerverbrannten in Marzahn, who will take care of the children for an unbeatable humanitarian price.
The surgeons are operating the children for FREE – we are overwhelmed.
Our 3 Angels will be staying for a few monts in Berlin.
SAGE Hospital is now calling – we will again NEED YOUR SUPPORT for any extra cost during their stay in Berlin but also for their return back home to Senegal after their reconvalecence.
We would appreciate any donation for our 3 Angels and their families on our SAGE Hospital e.V. account:
Kto. 718 97 66 003
BLZ 100 900 00