Friday, November 22, 2013
Uganda - the kids
We haven't hit the one year anniversary of my time in Uganda, so I figured, why not go ahead and FINALLY get some pictures up on the blog?! I'm coming to accept that things will never be done in the time frame that I hope, so I'll just be happy that these things get done at all! I was able to post a couple of time while I was in Uganda, here and here. Following is a tiny portion of the pictures that were taken. This post highlights the hospital and the adorable kiddos!
This is after we organized!
"Cheese!" The little girl in black was a HUGE ham for the camera. Loved her!
American and Ugandan teams meeting to discuss upcoming patients
The new operating room
"Clean" vs "Not clean"
We had to have one pair of shoes for the ICU and one for walking around. The yellow lines were the boundaries for shoes. Everyone was pretty liberal with their shoes, usually just putting on whatever fit.
The call room
Our first patient
My sweet camera ham. She had the same procedure that Cadence had.
We did manage to get a smile!
He was a huge fan of the camera
Stickers, stickers everywhere
Our second patient
The pediatric ward before she went home. They had mosquito netting for these beds.
Socks and sandals ARE cool!
This Kermit became our mascot, complete with a Facebook page dedicated to him!
Nothing like watching open heart surgery going on in the OR while we ate lunch.
Our first patient heading home
Innocent after surgery. For anyone in health care, those grey bulbs are the 12 lead EKG. Pretty wild!
Part of the UVA team. Shortly after our mission Joel finished up his PICU fellowship. He and his family moved to Kampala so he could continue the work at the hospital. You can check out their blog here. I'm a little envious!
Innocent played with my Ipad for hours the days before he went to surgery. He had a very rough operative day, but the first thing he said when I saw him the next morning was "I want to play game"!
Little Amaal was not a fan of her breathing treatment. She was admitted before we arrived and diagnosed with pneumonia. She ended up having a heart defect that we were able to repair while we were there. Unfortunately she caught malaria before leaving the hospital but eventually recovered enough to go home. We found out a couple of months ago that she passed away.
We all adored her
Part of the teams
Again with the Kermit
These were some siblings of a patient in another pediatric ward. There was no place else for the family to stay except on the floor.
This angel's name was Immaculate. She had been abandoned by her mother and was currently living with a "sponsor".
Innocent was still in pretty rough shape when we left. A few members of our team stayed a little longer and my one request was for them to send me a picture of him smiling!