Monday, September 14, 2009
One of the things lacking in the Limpera Mountains
of Honduras and in the Lenca community is lack of
healthcare. One afternoon we came across a father
and son who were hitching a ride down the mountain.
The little boy had cut his finger down to the bone.
We took them to our hotel. He was bleeding through
the bandage. I managed to get the bloody bandage off
minus gloves to look at the cut. It had already been
stitched up at the clinic but they hadn't put enough
stitches in consequently all the bleeding. I cleaned
the wound and put 2 butterfly bandages on the places
which were still open and then put clean pressure
bandages on him. He really needed a few more stitches.
I doubt however they went back to the clinic.
After the Mom's found out I was a nurse I was ask about
rashes and coughs. I didn't have any children's medicine
so all I could do was give advice and tell them to go
to the clinic if they didn't get better. The pastor's wife
ask if I would like to come back and live with them
and open a clinic for them. One day we had a precious
littel girl who had a cleft lip that needs to be repaired.
I wonder if it will ever happen for her.