Saturday, February 26, 2011

Can't pass up a little landscape! This picture is near Ti Goave,
taken from the trail on the way to Aleg.
Here I am with Darline, her sister, and her baby.
This lady came to clinic to have her baby, but we saw
the need to take her to Ti Goave where they did an
emergency C-section--thankfully a Dr was available to
do that! We were so thankful that we got there in
time for baby's and mother's lives to be saved!
They came back from Ti Goave today.
We were happy to see them!

We had two births at clinic Feb 25. This is Mis Thea
with the second baby born.

Here I am with the first baby born Feb 25.

What a blessing it was to have 2 healthy babies born. The first one was born with the cord all wrapped around her, and she wasn't breathing well at first. God was so faithful as we worked with her and she started breathing better and pinking up!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just a little peek at clinic. People sitting waiting

for their consultation.

Here's a recent pic of the 3 of the main nurses

right now. Mis Anita, Mis Thea, and Mis Leida

This is the Rene family. Their baby was born at

the clinic on Feb. 21--sweet family! They have other children

that weren't there at the time.

Before we repainted one of our hospital rooms.

After we painted!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mountainside tumble II

Another tumble down the mountain; thankfully this little boy
(Manno St. George is his impressive title) was much less damaged
than the last gentleman who experimented with this dangerous
hobby, and got hauled out with a fractured arm as a result.
Still, it is a nasty cut Manno has....

Mis Leda did a great job of repairing the damage; hopefully it
heals up nicely now...

Clubfoot Boy

Hey just a quick update on our little boy with the clubfoot; and YES- I did finally get a name for the little chap... "Enddy". (You could also call him "Micah"; when Anita asked his mom what his name was she replied, "Well, his Haitian name is Enddy, but you can give him an English one too!!!?" So Anita settled on "Micah"...:)
We took Enddy and his mother out to the Karrfour Adventist hospital early Wednesday morning, and dropped them off there as we went into Port to do a little shopping and pick up some visitors at the airport. We ran into the Grandma later on, and she informed us that Enddy was already in a cast, so it sounds like things are moving along well. Should have another 6 or 7 weeks of cast treatment, according to the original estimate.
Enddy and his mom are staying out in Leagonne for this stage of treatment; it's only about a 45 minute drive from the hospital as opposed to 4 hours from the mountains. She has a sister there that they are living with for this time. The main expenses they will incur during this stage involve food, and transportation to and from the hospital one to two times a week.
Thanks for keeping Enddy and his family in your thoughts and prayers! And thanks to those who have already committed to helping financially; we can't do any of this without you, and we hope that by making these people and their stories known, you can feel connected to the people whose lives you touch.
God bless you!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cow Trouble

Well the nurses are smiling. That's a good sign!

But this ISN'T such a good sign... The work of an angry bull, it gored
her with it's horn... Not very pretty looking, but not actually too serious.

                  This was the first of emergencies that night; she came in about 5 P.M...
...And wasn't finished until around 8; by then, the next emergency had arrived.
Quite a bit of dirt in there, took a while to clean out...

Stitching by flashlight... It's over-rated. :)

All neat and tidy now...

Mountainside tumble

I don't have any really great pics of this guy, it was hard to see what all
was wrong with him anyhow. The most noticeable thing was his right arm
which was broken, but he was also covered with numerous cuts and
tears; the results of falling down the mountainside and landing
on a boulder. Ouch!!!

They wrapped his broken arm up with casting cloth, so that when it
hardened it protected the arm from further movement and injury on
the way down the trail.

We don't set broken bones here at the clinic, so that was an automatic
trip out right there. We left at around 10:30 and arrived at the Ti Guave
hospital shortly after midnight. We were able to round up a doctor in
about half an hour, and by 2 A.M. were over at Darv and Jo's for a
nap before hitting the trail again. Turned out the man's arm had a
compound fracture...

Deformed Foot

This father came with his 10 year-old boy a few days back
wanting assistance from us to get help for his deformed foot.

We're hoping to be able to find a hospital

that will help him. As we understand, he's had this since birth.

Construction Accident

This gentleman was working on a house, a board fell off
the roof and did a very neat slice job both above AND
below his eye. Thank God for His design of protective
bone structure around your eyes; without that feature,
this man would have fared much worse!!!

Happy birthday 'Nita!!! She's supposed to be having a little party with
the girls right now, but instead she gets the opportunity to practice
some delicate stitch maneuvers.... Seems to be smiling at any rate...:)

Finished job. Looks very nice! Those stitches under the
eye were pretty challenging, but he came back a couple
days later and is looking good....

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Club foot baby boy...

Hey here's our little club foot boy that you read about already- if you get
the mission's one-list updates. (If you don't, leave us a comment and we'll
get you the info on signing up...) I forgot to gather one VERY important
piece of info- the baby's name... :( I'll try to post that in a later update...

Ahhhhhh, cute l'il feller..............

This foot is definitely the worst, but there is a chance that the other
one may need some adjustment as well. Just briefly, the doctor we
found in Port-Au-Prince that will be helping him said that he will need
to come in every week for several months to change casts... Then
be in a splint on and off, possibly until he is 5. He goes for his
first cast on the 16th of February, so keep them in your prayers
that all would go well there....... We'll keep you updated.....

Update from Marla

This post is written by Marla, almost a month ago and I made a mistake and didn’t get it posted. I’m sorry. Enjoy her words almost a month l...