Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A poor elderly lady who fell...

One case that came in this last week was a certain elderly lady who fell and almost cut her ear off on a rock. We're not sure why she fell and she doesn't remember what happened (she had a possible concussion). One way or another, she woke up in her house with her ear nearly cut off.

(Warning for those of you with weak stomachs... this is pretty yuck...)

The poor old lady was somewhat confused, but very brave.

Virginia did the preliminary cleaning and sterilizing.

This is probably the first good look at how bad her ear really was.
Another half inch and it would have been completely off!

Administering lidocaine before the operation... 

Anita did the stitching this time around. 
There were three places to be stitched:
The front of the ear, the back of the ear and a place on her skull behind the ear.

Here's the cut on her skull, behind the ear.

I was simply amazed when they were all finished;
who would have thought you could put an ear back on!

I wonder if this kind of ministry is very dear to the heart of God...
Since Jesus did some ear-healing in His time on the earth!! :)

Anita explains the medications to the lady's caregivers as they gather around to listen.
The lady has come back several times since then and is healing up very well!!

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