Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A cut knee and the sniffles...

First up today is a lady with a split knee. She was going to market today, but since it has been raining a lot the last while there were a bunch of loose rocks on the road. She slipped on one and fell straight down on her front- her kiv├Ęt (that she had been carrying on her head, full of merchandise) fell down behind her, landing squarely on her back! When she got up she realized she had a large gash on her knee and a very sore spine!

Michael did the stitching. 


6 stitches, nicely done!


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Next, there's been a lot of sniffling going on around here- runny noses, coughs, fevers- it seems like half the community has been coming into the clinic with this really bad cold. It's a relief not having really serious cases going through, but at the same time this cold is ferocious!

Cough syrup, fever reducers, etc., have been going out of the pharmacy at a good pace. The cold lasts for up to a week and a half, and really drags the victim down. Some of us here at the mission have come down with it too, so we know how it feels! :)


Some latecomers at the clinic, waiting for Virginia to get them some meds for their sniffles.

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