Saturday, December 25, 2010

Head Trauma....

Yes, sometimes nurses have to work on Christmas... Just changed our little
head trauma boy's dressing today, and he is doing great!!! Thanks
for your prayers, we couldn't have asked for a cleaner healing...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Head Trauma....

Hey our little patient is looking a little better here, isn't he? Really he seems to be doing
extraordinarily well for how hard he tumbled; yesterday he had a lot of swelling on his face, but
that has gone down today and he headed for home on his own two feet. Thank God for
His mercy on this little chap- it's far from over with, but hopefully the worst crisis is behind
us. He's supposed to return for a check up tomorrow, keep praying for him and his family.

Here he is with his Mom just before heading out. His father is not alive, and he has several siblings.
They live about a 45 minute hike from here, up past the church.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Head Trauma....

We just returned from Port last night to find Mis Leda working with this poor 10 year old boy....
He had fallen out of his parents garden (don't smile, if you've never seen these gardens down
here) and severely banged up his head. He was unconscious for about 45 minutes, and
possibly has a fractured skull. But he has been very responsive and chipper today so far, so
we plan to keep him and monitor his condition for now. If he takes a noticeable turn for the
worse, we'll probably try to get him out to the pediatric hospital in Port....

Our lighting is very poor for stuff like this, nothing like a flashlight to help out.......


Mis Leda doing a good job of stitching........ I forget exactly but I think there were 6 seperate gashes
on his head that needed stitches.......

This gash is the one we suspected may have fractured the skull. It was difficult to see for sure, but it wasn't
good at any rate. I'll try to keep you posted when we see what happens with him............

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