Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Random Saturday- Part 2

This guy his on his 3rd week of being in the hospital from a severe leg infection and a broken arm after a tree fell on his house while he was sleeping. 
4 days later he came to the hospital for help.
Our nurses are doing a great job on dressing changes on his leg wound, and he is now infection free.
This poor guy is 12 (weighs only 50 lbs) has sickle cell anemia.
He is here for a perforated gall bladder,
 and now he has bone infections and is severely malnourished. 
Here is another child with sickle cell anemia and persistent fevers.
Without basic tests like blood cultures its hard to know the source of the fevers.
We do a lot of waiting, ultrasounds to look for abscess, and praying.

This guy his completing treatment for a type of malnutrition called kwashiorkor.
This is where he gets enough calories but not enough protein. 
It's been a tough start for this 6 month old.
Mom has HIV and so does this little one.
She's here because she has a fungal infection in her mouth,
and now she is unable to eat very well.

This little girl is on the way to getting better. 
She came in with severe diarrhea and dehydration.
This guy came in shock from probable malaria and is getting better now.
This little girl is another example of how life is hard for kids here. 
4 months ago she drank lye, now has severe esophageal stricture (can't get food down) 
We put in a tube in her stomach to get her back up to her weight.
She will probably have the stomach tube for the rest of her life.

You can see why one is never bored here in  Impfondo.  Overwhelmed? Yes.  At wits end? Yes. Grateful for prayers from people all over the world for the work here? Absolutely.  Thanks again for praying, more pictures to come.


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