We were going to the Orthopaedic Centre in Kumi (one hour drive) with Apio Ruth. Two weeks ago we went there and she was given plaster again around her leg. We also discovered that there were two other baby's whose legs were also a bit different and we decided to take them along since we were going anyway.
Half way we stopped in a little trading centre, to visit the family of Steven. ( read the previous blog)When they brought Steven, there was a lot of confusion, they told us that the mother had died after the delivery, the father had died in November 2011. But we heard that there was a father, so we just called one of the given telephone numbers and asked for the father, and he came at the phone!!! The next day he came with the two people who brought Steven and told me a strange story, he was not really the father, but the half brother to the father and it was just a strange story. Today we travelled almost past his village, so we decided to go and pay a visit. We stopped in the trading centre and asked around, people came to the car and told us freely all the information we wanted to know, one of the men there was willing to bring us to the home.
So here we are waiting for the father Behind our car you can see the home of Steven. The neighbours came and everybody told us the same, the uncle was the real father! When he arrived we had a good talk with him and we told him that it is not good to lie. He felt that he needed a good story, otherwise we might not want to help. he asked us to forgive, so we did and we told him to come and visit Steven.
We continued our trip and the doctor saw the three baby's. With the two new baby's was it not so bad, only one of them we have to bring back in 6 months, to see how she developed. On the picture you can see that they took off the plaster from her leg. It doesn't help her very much. We have to exercise her leg and come back in 6 months. Then they will do an operation on her.
Ruth is 1 year and 3 months old. She is behind in her development, but the last months we have seen a lot of improvement.She can sit now, she can hold her cup and drink herself, she plays more and she had this week her first visit to the sandbox. She still has a long way to go, but she is on her way!!