Medical Mission Day 4

Today we had the pleasure of joining the construction team on site at the church. It was awesome to see all the hard work they have been doing over this last week.  We were proud to see the efforts to transform the cement building into a beautiful church. The medical team held their clinic inside of the church alongside the construction crew and local dentists. The medical team saw 111 children/babies and 125 adults while the dentists saw 95.

The area we were at for the clinic/church is the poorest of all the areas we have been to with very little access to many needed supplies and assistance.  The people who came to see us walked for along time over roads that were impassable at times.

One 80 year old gentleman walked 30 minutes with a cane to get treatment.  When he arrived, we could smell his foot before he even took a seat in the chair.  We all looked at each other and said…gangrene.  Upon removal of the sock, we could not believe that he was able to walk.  He said that he has had this problem on his foot for 15 years because he walked somewhere he was not supposed to and therefore was now cursed.  It was impressive that he still had a foot and was not septic.  Stuart was our wound nurse this week and proceeded to treat the area.  The gentleman has been using this material from a local tree to cover the infection. (see picture below)

It has been a terrific week doing clinics with so many different but wonderful experiences each day.

The medical and construction team.

The medical and construction team.

Patients waiting for us to arrive,

Patients waiting for us to arrive.

Stuart working on gangrene foot of the 80yo.

Stuart working on gangrene foot of the 80 yo.

Young girl with electrical burn from her refrigerator. Oww!

Young girl with electrical burn from her refrigerator. Oww!

Pat and Wendy taking time to assist the medical crew with the pharmacy and preparing meds.

Pat and Wendy taking time to assist the medical crew with the pharmacy and preparing meds.

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Barbara and Linda with our pharmacy.

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Dr. Kurian and Priscilla teaming up to see patients again.

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Danielle and Analicia

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Matt running one of the stations. He then helped the construction team in the afternoon.

Our clinic with the dentists inside the church.

Our clinic with the dentists inside the church.

Dr. Santin overseeing the burned child.

Dr. Santin overseeing the burned child.

Local dentist picture of the day.

Local dentist picture of the day.

Danielle trying dentistry on Dr. Santin.  :)

Danielle trying dentistry on Dr. Santin. 🙂

Pastor of the church with Linda.   We had met when we did the scouting trip the month before.

Pastor of the church with Linda.
We had met when we did the scouting trip the month before.

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One thought on “Medical Mission Day 4

  1. Nice to see all the great work you guys are doing… I know the locals appreciate you beyond measure. Happy Friday!

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