A photo gallery showing how Dr. George Faile does a finger amputation at the Baptist Medical Centre in Nalerigu, Ghana.
I found this small tree in the pantry of house #7. Mona and Jane have also shared some of their Christmas decorations with us. It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas here in Nalerigu.
This is an update to the skin grafting post I put up two weeks ago. The patient returned to clinic for review and to have the staples removed. The skin graft looks great and is healing wonderfully. She still has weakness in the extension of her fingers, but I could see some improvement. It is […]
This morning I assisted Dr. Faile in the c-section for the woman with the pregnancy in her umbilical hernia.
Several weeks ago I posted information about umbilical hernias and mentioned a very rare case we saw. A woman’s uterus had slipped into her umbilical hernia and she was 32 weeks pregnant. She was admitted to the hospital then and put on bed rest until a c-section could be done. I thought I would post […]
We see many skin infections here at BMC. Many have progressed to abscesses and boils. These are collections of pus that have been walled off or encapsulated. They are usually exquisitely tender due to the pressure. The treatment for such is to lance it open – incision and drainage (I&D). Sometimes, there are loculated pockets […]
While William has been gone, I have been dependent on phone messages that get passed on to me, letting me know that William is doing well. The first message I got was from the Ozments. Dr. Faile came up to me in the wards during rounds. He told me that William had left Tamale for […]
I took the afternoon off yesterday and went hiking with Elizabeth Faile and William. I got my hands on the camera for the first time in a long while and took some photos. William told me this shot was worthy to be “photo of the day.” In it you can see the haze and red […]