A 13 year old boy, who years before had a bowel resection for an intestinal obstruction, was admitted to our hospital several times with abdominal pain. The pain was intermittent but severe. After conservative treatment, he got better, but only for about a week. He then returned with pain, vomiting and inability to pass stool […]
It’s been a busy week! In five consecutive days, I did five procedures for five patients with appendicitis. For each patient, I used the ultrasound to guide my approach. This week really helped me to fine tune my skills of finding the appendix with ultrasound! Two patients came in fairly early and I was able […]
Last spring, I met a 15 year old girl with a sweet smile and a large fungating tumor on her left foot. She had been to other doctors who did not offer any help or the cost was too high. The tumor appeared to be cancerous, but she was otherwise strong and healthy. Cancer care […]
The Mamprusi sure do love their guns. Unfortunately, this sends some to our hospital with traumatic injuries. With the Fire Festival coming up this weekend, here’s a cautionary tale of the wounds inflicted by guns that Heidi deals with.
Here’s a look at how Trey & KJ are growing. Trey is now 10 and KJ will soon be 1½
I recently did a successful hernia repair on a friend’s son and am reminded of what a blessing it is to build relationships with the people and families of Nalerigu.
Last year, a friend in town cut my hair for me. After allowing my hair to grow for a year, I decided it was time again for a trim. My friend, the hairdresser, whom I affectionately call “I love my life,” cut my hair last year in a record 3 minutes time. I returned again […]
We returned to our favorite lookout at the escarpment. Trey loves to go to climb and explore. I am sure that one day soon KJ will join in the adventure. For now, she is content with enjoying the view from her daddy’s arms, even if it is a little too close for comfort of others […]
The day after Christmas (Boxing Day) went once again went over to Nakpanduri to visit our dear friend Ms. Denise. After having lunch with her we headed to the cliffs to do some hiking and exploring. Here are some nature shots I took: