Mary Abait is operated today! She is 16 years old and had a very big hernia near her belly button. It was really a bit embarrassing for her, you could see it sticking out trough her clothes. So we asked her if she would like to get an operation. She wanted it, so Meri and I took her to the clinic next door with the question if Dr. Engulu could do this operation. And that was possible, so this morning Mary Abait went, together with Meri to the neighbours. Meri was allowed to be in the operation room and everything went well. She had to stay in the clinic this day, but when she came out of the anesthetics, she got visitors, her friends wanted to see her. She came back to Amecet at around 6 pm. She is now sleeping and she is doing well and very excited that the operation is done and that her hernia is repaired.
After I brought Meri and Abait to the clinic, a new baby girl arrived in Amect. The baby was not yet 2 days old. The story was so sad, her mother went into labour on Tuesday evening. They took the mother on a motor bike to the health centre. But the baby didn't wait, and the baby was born on the way. It was dark and it was raining, the baby was born on the road and the mother died there on the road because of excessive bleeding. She was buried yesterday. The baby was fed with only some sugar water and an old lady tied the cord with some pieces of cloth. I took the baby, Benna, directly to Dr. Engulu (who just finished Abait's operation) and they retied the cord and put the baby on antibiotics, because of the dirty environment where the baby was born. She is drinking very good, she was dehydrated. We pray that she will pick up and be a blessing to her father in the future.
While this was all going on, we had a dog trainer working in the compound with our dogs. We have had problems with our dogs, one of them (the one here at the left) suddenly turned on one of our other dogs. And that dog was really wounded and we had to get the Veterinarian doctor for her. he advised us to get this dog trainer involved, because we have beatiful dogs, but they are very wild.
The two dogs could not stay together in the doghouse anymore, because that was directly war. The dog trainer got every dog (also my two puppies) out and worked with them for five hours and now are all the dogs together again in their dog house. I am amazed what he did today, the trainer will teach them to obey, to work together and to be better watch dogs. He made a great start today!!
we wish you the best and we hope that you are fast better.
Jaap en Martell