Sunday, March 27, 2011

Here's Thea with a stitch job she did this week. This young teenage
girl had managed to slice her wrist open during a tumble-mishap
she experienced on her way home from school.

Careful stitching pays off in a reduced chance of
infection, and less scarring....

Thea's doing a great job and picking up some good experience here!

Finished product. If you think (like I do sometimes!) "Wow, these
people sure take a lot of tumbles! Maybe they just need to be a
little more careful!", then you really need to come pay us a visit,
and spend a few days on these trails. :) Just this morning, walking
downhill on our way home from church, I took a slip and only
managed to catch myself on one knee before doing a flip!
This was complicated by the fact that I was carrying a backpack
and had Claudsie on my shoulders, but of course these
people haul everything that goes to their houses on their
back or head as well. So it's not as simple as it may seem
at first glance. It's just plain hard to keep your feet in their
proper position- below your head- sometimes!!!!!

Foot Problem...

This little guy spent several days in a hospital room; unfortunately
I didn't get any pics of HIM-only this nasty looking foot... He came in
with a respiratory problem, and this badly infected foot. After treating
him for several days, it seemed that his oxygen level had improved,
but he still breathed with some difficulty. We wondered if there could
be an underlying issue, and so we took him out to the hos[ital.
Hopefully they can help the poor little chap... He was very sweet
and patient, but sometimes he was obviously miserable...

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