Wednesday, February 24, 2010
with out much hope, the doctor thought he was going to die. The first
few feedings had to be by NG tube and some times it would take 2 hours
to feed this boy. On time we were feeding Gasper with an NG tube and
he was vomiting everything we game him. Mary was cover with vomit by
the time we were done. Praise God, Gasper is alive and well enough to
go home. The pictures show him dressed in new clothes from the
hospital and many gifts from caring people at home. The shirt says
"What Ever", which Mary thought matched his stubborn personality. The
other picture is of Gasper's Mother with a box on her head, baby girl
tied to her back and Gasper leading the way out of the hospital. They
are heading back to their village and hopefully Gasper will continue
to gain and live a long life.
Posted by Tim and Mary McDougall at 10:36 AM
Friday, February 12, 2010
Here are some pictures of Tim, installing solar panels on the roof of the hospital, Mary in the laundry scrubbing sheets etc. Finally there is a picture of Mary's chicken that was soon to be a meal for some of her malnurished patients.
Posted by Tim and Mary McDougall at 11:21 AM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The Malnutrition Program is in full swing at the hospital and very busy. Mary has 14 children and 11 adults in the program at present. One toddler died just recently but the doctor thinks it was due to village medicine. The children are fed 4 times a day on a regimented program, but many are at such a state that they will not eat and the mothers are content to let them sleep. Some of the babies starting the program actually have to be force fed or given an NG tube. Here are some pictures of the patients and the program.
Posted by Tim and Mary McDougall at 9:06 AM