Thursday, December 9, 2010

Internet very difficult

Students required to check blog Sunday night. 

Updates will be made upon the team's return Sunday.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Patients for upcoming trip

The surgeons need to examine this patient to determine the cause of her deformity.  She may or may not be able to have surgery

This boy  is waiting for the Women for World Health team.

Jusu Moseray fought the pain and the growing paralysis in his legs
as he tried to stand up straight to be photographed in

After eight months of **anti-Tuberculosis medications **and spinal
surgery by a FOCOS **team, Jusu stoodstraight and **tall as he took some
time out **from playing to be photographed **in February, 2010

According to the patient "I was bitten by something.  It was a small bump that itched.  (See photo below with barely a bump.) It keeps getting bigger and bigger."   Unless and until he can get an MRI to determine more details of the growth and whether it has arteries in it, he cannot be operated on.  The nearest MRI machine is in Ghana, three countries away.

She is waiting for the Women for World Health team.  With luck, she will be healthy enough for surgery.

Because of her cleft lip this girl cannot go outside without protection or she will be accused of witchcraft.  She does not go to school and is destined to a life of begging.  Once her lip is fixed she will be able to go to school and have a future.

Our surgeons are waiting for x-rays to determine if they can operate on this man.