Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This photograph is of Dr. Jim (see prior blog entry) and Dr. Maggi on either side of the little girl, Parubi and her mother. Parubi had a depressed skull fracture a few weeks ago. Under the direction of Dr. Jim & Dr. Maggi and a visiting orthopedic surgeon from the U.S., the surgical team was able to release the pressure of a subdural hematoma and then elevate the depressed skull fracture. Parubi’s chance of survival was extremely poor, but by God’s grace she has done extremely well. I took this photograph at her follow up visit.
When we arrived in Papua New Guinea we had 16 pieces of luggage (16 large Rubbermaid Action Packers), and going home we will have a few duffel bags and one Action Packer. It is hard to return home when the need here is so great for the work that we do. The pace of life here is also enviable.