We are raising money to help a 14 year old orphan boy at the Kirsten Jade Rescue Centre based in Thailand. This active young man has broken his neck after falling from a tree, landing on his head. He urgently requires funds to provide him with specialist treatment during these early critical stages. He will need ongoing support and care in the upcoming weeks and months.
Yesterday Heng was up and walking between two poles and holding on with both his hands. He is amazing. Today he had a showers for the first time on a shower chair and went out in the sunshine in a wheelchair.
He has been so blessed by so many of you praying for his recovery. Those prayers are being answered every day. 🙏🏼 Thank you.
Heng is doing well sitting for a little longer every day. He is still unable to stand as his legs do not want to take the weight and he feels dizzy. Every day he tries again. His left hand movement continues to improve be it all slowly. he is so in awe that so many people who do not know him have been willing to help him and contribute to a better environment and care.
He was so happy with yummy chocolates from Australia and enjoyed watching Mr Bean with the children.
We continue to pray and encourage Heng every day.
Thank you for your prayers, messages and good wishes.
I cannot imagine being bound to a hospital bed 24/7 and being dependent on others for everything. Tonight as I visited with Heng, I marvelled at his smile and his lack of complaints. In a split second so much has changed in his life and it will be all the seconds in the days, weeks and months ahead of him that will require all of his strength and determination on his journey to a full recovery. (That is what we are praying for)
Tonight I asked him to squeeze my hand with his left hand. Some of his fingers curled into my hand and although it wasn't quite a squeeze, it was an effort and he tried. He needs a lot of encouragement and stimulation.
if anyone would like to send cards or an email that I can print please let me know. We will be setting Heng up with a computer and email account so people can send their best wishes, jokes, funny pictures etc to him.
Today Heng was moved to rehab via ambulance. This is wonderful for him and his lovely nurse (KJRC girl) is still able to be with him. Sad for us because he is further away. We won't be able to see him every day but we can talk to him via facetime with his nurse. His mattress went with him and we have bought many things he now needs. We have been able to pay for him to be in a private room similar to the one in the hospital which is great.
There is wonderful news today that we will post in the next video update to follow.
On Monday we will check out the rehab place that they plan on sending Heng to.They are happy for him to have someone with him and we will ensure the accomodation is reasonable. He can still crack a smile and is beginning to realize that watching movie after movie sounds better than it is in reality. Especially if it is on TV with all the adds!
No movement in the left hand but lots of exercises for all his limbs. He has to tell his ‘nurse’ to let him have time out from massage!
We are looking forward to the next part of his journey and pray that his recovery will continue. Lots of fine tuning to achieve. With God anythingis possible. Praying for that miracle!!
Heng is so grateful to all of you who have helped fund his way into a single, private room. He was sweltering in the crowded hospital ward and the fans were not working. The single room has an air-conditioner, a balcony, a good sized fridge, ensuite, TV and sofa bed. He has a nursing assistant with him all the time and visits from staff and children every day. He is quite motivated with his exercises and his nurse is ensuring his left hand has plenty of massage every day. His right hand and arm movement has improved, however, he has no movement in his left hand. Heng can move his legs but as yet they are still weak.
He loves it when the children visit and laughs with them and enjoys hearing about their day.
The single room is a much better environment for him and so much better for his nurse. The nurse looking after him is one of our KJRC girls, who has just finished her Nursing Assistant course. So they are both happy to be with "family'.
Please continue to pray for Heng. We are grateful for progress and hopeful for more.
I have been to see Heng twice today. This morning I had a meeting with the Doctor. He is a lovely man who took the time to go through the X-rays with me and explain the MRI. His neck is broken at C4 but is stable. He has spinal cord damage that is a concern and is affecting his limbs, especially his left hand. The Doctor spent some time going over this and discussing rehab rather than treatment.
I told the Doctor that I am a Christian and I believe in the God who performs miracles. Now we pray, and pray that God will heal Heng and prove to the Doctor that He exists.
We are so grateful and thankful for all the funds that have been raised.
Heng is now in a single room with an air conditioner, a fridge, sofa bed for visitors, TV and en-suite. He is so happy as every day he was so hot and sticky.
We are paying a nursing assistant to be with him 24/7. This is compulsory when moved to a single room. We are not restricted to visiting hours anymore which is very helpful.
His recovery may take longer than expected but we continue to believe that Heng will recover. We have used raised funds to pay for a special mattress, collar, single room, nursing assistant and a few essentials. Funds are needed every day to maintain his care. Thank you
Thank you for making a BIG difference in his recovery and providing much needed comfort.
We visited Heng yesterday on our way to Chiangmai in search of a more appropriate mattress and other things to make his stay a little more comfortable. We have employed a nursing assistant to be with Heng and do all the things that he cannot do himself such as cleaning his teeth, massaging his hands and feet, eating, drinking, scratching his head and pressure care. He needs a lot of encouragement to drink and eating is an effort, so we need to supply appropriate, delicious food.
From what we can gather his medical condition is stable, however, there are no noticeable improvements. Yesterday I put his hands in a bowl of water but he didn't know that his left hand was in water. He cannot lift either hand off the bed but has reasonable movement of his feet. We plan to see the Consultant on Friday morning when we hope to know more about his progress and future care plan.
Thank you to those of you who have contributed to Heng's fundraising page and to everyone who continues to pray for him. Once we have spoken to the Doctor and understand Heng's future needs, we will be able to set a goal for raising funds for his care.
Today we had the MRI report reviewed by an Orthopaedic consultant in London. The good news is that surgery is not needed, however, for a good recovery. he requires the correct nursing care and treatment during this critical stage. We have ordered a neck brace that should fit him properly and tomorrow pick up a mattress that will help alleviate pressure areas. Today I took him two fans. one that plugs in and one hand held one. (for visitors to hold for him, it sprays water as the blades turn. He loved it) He cannot lift his hands, but he can move his fingers on his right hand. I'm hoping to find some sheepskin products tomorrow to help with comfort. We are looking at getting extra nursing care for him (like a nurse assistant who can be of continual help with his basic needs) as he can do nothing for himself.
Bless him he didn't complain about anything and is amazed that people he doesn't know want to help him. It looks like we will be regular visitors at the hospital for a few months. We are hoping to get him a different into a different room. However, that is up to the Dr.
Thank you to everyone who is making a difference in the care provided for him.
Yesterday Heng was up and walking between two poles and holding on with both his hands. He is amazing. Today he had a showers for the first time on a shower chair and went out in the sunshine in a wheelchair.He has been so blessed by so many of you p…
Heng is doing well sitting for a little longer every day. He is still unable to stand as his legs do not want to take the weight and he feels dizzy. Every day he tries again. His left hand movement continues to improve be it all slowly. he is so in a…