More Rounding

So today was pretty routine except that we rounded in the Peds ward today. The theme of the Peds ward is MALARIA, MALARIA, MALARIA. Almost every kid presented as, “This is Jane Doe, age 2years, who presented with vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and splenomegally.” The Lord is good and most of the children service, but some definitely looked like they weren’t going to make it. I realized that I really do like kids. I like picking them up and playing with them. Even after the delivery I witnessed yesterday, I was more interested in the baby than the mother they were suturing up. I don’t think peds is in my future, but I certainly don’t mind it.

After the malaria room, we went to the Peds Protein room. This room contains many kids who were too underweight and malnourished. Many of the kids presented with serious edema in their extremities, due to the loss of protein in their vasculature. Once we fixed their edema we gave them a  nutrient regimen that brought their weight up again. This video shows some of the kids.:

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. After that we saw a kid with bulbous impetigo. I played with the kid and took a picture. You can see them in the gallery below.

Next we moved into the OB ward. We rounded on the mother who gave brith (the one I saw yesterday). The mother decided to name her daughter after my wife, Brittany. So there will be a Brittany Katombo out there somewhere. When a mother names her child after you, you are obliged to visit the child and bring gifts when you visit (its like you are a godparent). Of course this lady lives like more than 2 hours away walking, so we will have to pick a good day to visit her.

One Response to More Rounding

  1. CYNHTIA LOVELY-COLEY says:

    YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND YOUR CUZ IS PROUD OF YOU BOTH. YOU BOTH ARE A BLESSING TO ALOT OF PEOPLE AND I PRAY THAT YOU BOTH CONTINUE YOUR GOOD DEEDS AND WORK. YOUR IN MY PRAYERS ALL THE TIME HUGS & KISSES

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