12 year old Levi was brought to the hospital Monday by his mother after finding him unresponsive. He had been fine before going to bed. We did a spinal tap in OPD as we admitted him. Tests revealed he had Cerebral Malaria. Sometimes coma is the initial symptom with Cerebral Malaria. Even though he showed little improvement and was having seizures after 48 hours of treatment, I was cautiously optimistic since treatment was begun early in his illness. Over the last 3 days Levi woke up, began eating and was able to walk around the hospital compound yesterday. Levi’s mother had a huge smile on her face this morning when she was told he could go home to finish his malaria treatment.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.