Since it was one of the Sundays William was away I decided to make an easy meal for Trey & myself. I gathered up what we had (jelly, P&B, yogurt, fruit) and wrapped them up in the crepes. A nice little meal for me and Trey!
The house we moved into in Ghana was previously occupied by a family with two teenage girls and a boy. Unfortunately, the boy’s room is full of stuff in storage so Trey had to occupy one of the girls’ rooms. There’s a whole lotta pink going on in there but Trey has been a good […]
Our home for the next month is on the south edge of the hospital campus. Looking south across the fence is a large grassy field in which we regularly see goats, sheep, cattle, and donkeys grazing.
On October 6, 2007, the day we arrived in Nalerigu, we were told about an amazing surgery Dr. Faile had performed that evening. A Fulani family with no money sought treatment in Accra for a large anterior meningocele (a form of spina bifida) which extended from the midline of the child’s face. The family couldn’t […]
Today I spoke to the women of our church Seminole First Baptist. They invited me to share about women in West Africa as well as my experiences at the hospital. I talked about the role of women in West Africa, how hard they work, and their own place in bringing their people to understand the […]
While in Nalerigu, I kept a logbook of all the procedures, surgeries and patients that I saw. I will admit that I actually saw more things than I recorded. I usually just recorded the things that either I performed personally or had an active role. I really did gain a wealth of experiential knowledge while […]
A few days before Christmas, I was on call. Dr. Faile and I were down in the theater preparing to do a surgery when a man was wheeled in on a gurney. A cloth was wrapped around his head – his body covered in blood. He looked like an extra in a zombie movie. His […]
How doctors at the Baptist Medical Centre diagnose HIV/AIDS among their patients in northern Ghana.
Snake bites and their treatment at the Baptist Medial Centre in northern Ghana.