Our household pets get along fine. Sarge is on the left. Nomade is on the right.
After having a large goiter for years, our patient is going home two days after surgery and is very happy with her new slim neck.
The bandage is over the drain site.
As I have mentioned before, Debbie has gone the extra mile and much more making friends with the Nomads who bring their camels here during the dry season.
It’s now the rainy season, and they will move on.
Debbie and Arabic speaking colleagues have made sure they have heard the gospel.
Debbie made her last trip to visit her Nomad friends and received this baby female goat as a gift.
We also had the opportunity to share at the hospital as some of them became our patients.
We will continue to pray for their salvation and look forward to their return.
A 13-year-old girl came in with a mass on her left ovary.
The other ovary is polycystic.
I did a wedge reaction and sent it to pathology in a separate container.
My son Joel assisted me on this long and tiring thyroidectomy.
Praise be to God, she did well post-op.
Francois with our most dependable employees, our goats. They’ll even work overtime!
Joél feeding the goats.
Debbie makes friends with one of the girls.
Goat sheds don’t have to be fancy. We used Neem tree branches as posts and damaged tin from the storm. Total cost, including labor, will be about $80.
Driving in Chad is different than in the USA.
Our son Joél has his first venture in driving in the rainy season.
Joél is on the driver’s side helping to push.
Debbie drives past a typical sight — a herd of camels.
She’s going to visit our nomad friends.
Most of our patients are nice and appreciate our service. However, over recent years we have had twelve incidents of aggression in which members of our staff have been injured.
Our guards have no weapons, so I spoke with the Gendarme officer in charge of this district. Starting this coming Monday, there will be an armed Gendarme posted at our main entry gate 24/7.
The small building in the photo below will be the Gendarmes’ station. The main entrance to the hospital is to the right.
The two photos below show the new windows for the pharmacy extension.
The photo below shows that the foundation for the Steve Oubre Memorial House is done and the walls are going up. (Antony, our builder, is in stripes.)
Thanks for your interest, prayers, and support.
The big wind and rain storms we had last week revealed all the low spots.
These “sand dunes” piled all over the campus will be used the fill the low places.