Isn't he just precious? He continues to do well.
Sunday, 17 June 2012
In case anyone thinks we (non-Malians) do most the work, let me set the record straight. We are nothing without the Malians we work with. These guys are the backbone of pediatrics. Without them, the hospital wouldn't function. They take call, run the outpatient clinic, round on inpatients, do premature baby care, wound care, cast limbs, circumcise infants, run the sickle cell program, help with all the social issues in the families, translate for us and cover up all our cultural mistakes. :) God has really blessed us with these guys.
From L to R with English version of name in parentheses: Lazar (Lazarus), Eclésiaste (Ecclesiastes), Joseph, and Esaï (Isaiah)
Posted by MacLeans at 13:54
Friday, 8 June 2012
Jason took this great picture of kids currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
From L to R: Yanouusa with a reccurence of his Wilm's (kidney) tumor; Josué with osteosarcoma (bone tumor now post leg amputation); Kadiatou with Burkitt's lymphoma of her ovary; Yuhana a type 1 juvenile diabetic in for insulin adjustment; and the little brother of Kadiatou.
Aren't these kids precious? That's what makes me miss being in Mali- seeing these sweet faces. Sure they can cause trouble and sleepless nights trying to figure out how to best care for them but they are so special. What a blessing to get to know them!
Posted by MacLeans at 05:16
Thankful for another child that has been successfully treated!
Posted by MacLeans at 05:03
Kadiatou just finished her treatment at the hospital and is doing well! Here is an updated photo of her prior to returning to her home in southern Ivory Coast near Ghana. Thank you to those of you who give to the cancer fund that enables us to treat patients such as Kadiatou!
Posted by MacLeans at 04:55
Our dear Elizabethi came to see Kristen at the hospital recently. Our girl has become a young woman. She has really grown up. She has finished her first year at the girls' school we sent her to and she can now read and write. It's neat to see how well she has done at the school. The director's wife has taken her in as her own and really watches out for her. That is a comfort to us as we are the ones who sent her there yet aren't able to be physically present to help her.
Posted by MacLeans at 04:53