Here's another look at the struggles and random joys here in Impfondo.
|This a 11 month old who has severe malaria in his brain.|
He's alive by God's grace
and the fact that we are the only hospital in the region that provides extra oxygen.
He also benefited from 2 blood transfusions.
|This young guy also has severe malaria|
but also severely low blood counts complicating his care.
|This elderly lady needs surgery for twisted bowels.|
There is no surgeon here.
She is now trying to recover from our efforts at surgery.
|This kid is happy, he was able to get blood for his anemia and malaria.|
It took him 3 days just to get to the hospital.
|This poor guy has a diarrhea bug and is very dehydrated. |
He also has cerebral palsy from a neonatal infection.
We're trying to keep the mom encouraged to give treatments and not give up hope.
|Never mind the prints on the sheet,|
this lady is here for abdominal pain but is happy to go home.
|This guy is a muslim who wrecked when he hit a pig. |
He was heard to say "what the halal?!"
Actually he illustrates (a) trauma is a major issue in Congo and
(b) you have to make your own stuff a lot here. Notice the homemade c-collar
There are more pictures to come on yet another random saturday post. Thanks for praying for us and giving to the work here.