Tuesday, February 23, 2010

So much pain...

A new patient arrived on Friday. She is 10 years old. And by looking at her you can tell she has been through a lot.

A tibia/fibula fracture with long leg cast on her right leg.
A femur fracture with an external fixator on her left leg.
A large ulcer like lesion on her lower back.
And many scrapes and scratches all over her body.
And this is 6 weeks post earth quake!
What a sweet girl.
I do her wound care every day and she hardly flinches.
I'm not sure where her parents are but her aunt is her caretaker.
Her aunt works though so this girl is often alone.
We try to give her extra attention.
Please pray for her!
It is hard to imagine what these children have been through.
Who did she lose?
Where was she when the earth quake struck?
What does she dream of at night?
What are her fears?
I'm praying God ministers to her as she receives her medical care.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

words can't say enough sometimes, questions reamin unanswered, but love breaks through a million barriers, and makes its way throught the cracks of the walls that have been built...your time, your care, your love will make a difference. And God will move in!
Keep up the work and keep showing these kids what love is!
It's about so much more than just medical care

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~