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March 18, 2017

Too Young for Surgery

Too Young for Surgery

A local pediatrician was talking about a case with me the other day about a three day old child who is suffering from a birth defect. This baby girl was born on February 26, 2017 in a remote village of Surkhet. Her father is 20 and mother is 18.

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January 16, 2017

Not The Ending I Wanted

Not The Ending I Wanted

This week started off just like any other week. There was a big cement pour happening on the construction site that we didn't want to miss so as soon as we ate breakfast and got the kids off to school, we jumped in the truck and headed on over. Having walls to touch and rooms to walk through and roofs to stand on with a spectacular view of the valley felt surreal. I felt serene and content and proud. Then I see a sweet two-year-old little girl, so cute that she stops me in my tracks. "Who's this little one?" I ask Krishna, our groundskeeper. “Her mother is from the village. She’s dying and I wanted to bring her here today to distract her.”

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January 12, 2017

Kathmandu Help Needed

Kathmandu Help Needed

We medevaced the patient yesterday to Nepalgunj, and then to Kathmandu. An ambulance took her to Grande hospital where she is undergoing diagnostic tests while we work to get to the bottom of the problem. She weighs just 45 pounds and is in an extremely fragile state but seems to be improving with IV treatments.

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