Allow me update you all on Harriet's progress with her treatment. In the December holiday of 2015 after getting our registration certificate, we embarked on the journey of taking Harriet through an aggressive therapy programme. We had tried out local therapy doctors but they were not meeting the treatment standards we expected. Thank God Harriet was admitted for a one month treatment at Katalemwa Cheshire Home. During the one month treatment we realized a tremendous change in Harriet's legs: she could scoot properly, something that she could not do before. She also stopped urinating on herself because she could now separate her thighs.
After a month Harriet was released from the hospital but we were advised that she needed surgery to be able to walk properly. This was a bit scary for our little girl. We were comforted by doctors that it was not a life threatening procedure. We linked the therapy doctors and the HIV clinic doctors who gave a go forward for the procedure to be done. On 23/2/2016 Harriet was readmitted and had an 'Adductor Release then Broomstick Cast'. '
Three days later Harriet was released and she is now back at school. Ggaba Model School has been a huge blessing during this time, allocating a staff member, Patricia, to help look after Harriet and they have given Harriet a special bed where she is able to do her school work.
Harriet will have the cast on for two months and then will be reassessed.
I am happy to let you know that Harriet is happy and has hope that she will get better. Lets continue praying for her. Special thanks to Harriet's sponsor who is paying for the treatment and to Mary who is co-ordinating sending the funds.
Mukama abawe omukisa,
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