I want to start by thanking everyone involved in helping Ivan and trying to make what is possible to do what is necessary in order for him to get well. Since last post that we gave about Ivan, we have been struggling with Ivan’s health, and we are working around the clock to try to get him examined by a medical specialist.
On the other hand, the interception with Ivan at the moment is progressing well. The boy’s condition has not changed much but he, now can have some affection and presence from his relatives which we think will help him recover faster as he always has people around him to support him and attend to his needs.
Last week, we took him to hospital again – he was to be started on his physio-therapy massages and treatment but to our dismay, the doctor assured us that his limbs can not be improved as they have become immobile completely; he suggested that only surgery could help the limbs to become a little flexible. However, according to the therapist, the back could be helped to straighten out from the physio-therapy and frequent exercise. The crookedness of the back can therefore be improved over time, he said. With this assurance, he suggested a few remedies and practices that Ivan has to be subjected to for positive results to be achieved. For starters;
1. Ivan was to be put on to a special diet that facilitates easy digestion and soft stool so that he doesn’t have to insert alot of pressure on his spinal code.
2. Secondly, the doctor suggested that a customized wheel chair be made for Ivan to facilitate his back rehabilitation process. This we, I and Kristyn placed an order with another doctor who is in charge of making and distributing the wheel chairs to the disabled persons at the hospital.
3. Additionally, because Ivan’s teeth are almost all rotten and cause him pain occasionally when eating food and brushing, the doctor suggested that he be presented to a dentist.
4. Having an option of operating on his eyes was doctor’s other recommendation but there is no guarantee that he will be able to recover his sight. This however, he said was optional since it would just complicate the condition. So basing on the above, we have been looking around for an alternative institution that can help rehabilitate Ivan in this condition. We shall keep you updated on this as soon as we have the information.
However, Ivan has not been feeling very well over the past few days and need constant care. His condition is being observed and closely monitored by his brother who keep updating us on the developments as they occur from time to time.
Thanks for the support that many people have given. Your support shows love and compassion to both Ivan and the children in his condition. Through Ivan, we have been able to identify and recognize other children who also suffer just like him.
I believe that togetherness is power, if we stand together for these children, we will be able to tackle this situation. All children deserve to be treated equal.
I thank everyone for supporting! Please continue to support this work in all ways that are possible.