Parents believe baby Mienke is showing signs of progress after starting new treatment

2018-01-25 16:20
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Mienke Mulder’s parents say she is making good progress a week after she started receiving a new treatment.

Mienke's mother Verna Mulder (26) said she is seeing improvement after Mienke started PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment last Friday.

Tragedy struck for little Mienke when she choked on milk at her daycare centre in Mbombela (Nelspruit) in August 2017. By the time she arrived at Mediclinic Nelspruit, she was blue in the face.

It's not clear how long Mienke stopped breathing – but she's clearly a fighter.

People from all over South Africa have been praying for the little girl, who will be a year old at the end of January.

As part of the new treatment, Verna says Mienke's blood is drawn and the platelets are separated. They are then inserted back into her body again with a drip.

The hope is that the process repairs damaged tissue. "And it looks as if it’s working,” Verna says hopefully.

Mienke has even started making little noises to indicate when she doesn’t like something.

“Mienkie’s posture is also better,” her mom adds. “Her arms and hands are less clamped.”

Mienke was put on a strong sedative but since she started the treatment, Verna has not given her the pill and her daughter manages to sleep through the night. 

She now only goes once a week for treatment.

"Thank you, Father, that you hear our prayers and are healing Mienke 100%," Verna said on Facebook.

She shared two pictures – first picture taken before her first treatment and the second a few days after treatment.



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