Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Sad Case of Neglect

This child's mother came to the clinic some time ago with what appeared to be congestive heart failure.  She was very sick and because of her illness had stopped nursing her baby.  We saw the baby then, but she seemed to be doing ok.  Now just recently they brought the baby in.  The little girl was in deplorable condition--basically starving, and a very bad infection coming in it's leg.  It was obviously a sad case of neglect.  


Notice the swollen area on her left leg.



The lady holding the baby is actually her sister.  The mother seems to care very little about the baby.  These pictures were taken the 3rd visit so the baby is starting to look better.  


The leg infection became a big abscess.
Friday when they came, we opened it up and drained it.
There was a lot of puss removed .    

Michael flushed it out with iodine.


"It's a painful process. . . 


but it's worth it, little dear."

So many empty faces, so many pleading eyes, so many souls that don't have Jesus.

"...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Matt 25:40




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