Tuesday, August 17, 2010
It seems prematurity is epidemic around here.
The baby had a number of problems. Her breathing wasn’t good-- nasal flaring, chest retractions, apnea. Plus, she wouldn’t suck. She looked like she was barely hanging on. My heart went out to her. But I had hope.
Then something changed. As Denis was doing the physical exam, he couldn’t find an anus. He called me over for a second opinion. Nada. The baby had an imperferate
anus (in short: the anus is missing). In the states, this requires surgery and pretty quick.
Denis referred them to Wau but they didn’t look even remotely interested in going. Lord, may this tiny treasure find her way to Your precious arms soon. May her suffering cease.