Medical to the remote

This Blog is all about the work of God. Nothing we do is without the knowledge of our Father. He is the soul provider for everything we do.
We are Mordegai, Toinette, Suzaan,Gideon and Anton Rossouw from Namibia-Africa. . This Blog is all about our lives here in Cambodia while Suzaan works in South Africa. We are real Farmers from Africa and we love life and what it have to offer and enjoy it day by day.

Mordegai travels to remote villages up in the far North of Cambodia, doing much needed medical work ,where no other doctors go, with local pastors as well as the Department of Health of Ratanakiri.

Toinette is at home with the boys. Homeschooling Gideon is a task not for sissies, while Anton is in Eli school. .She joins FGC Community Link Cambodia to the villages close by, teaching local children in an after school setting and also women about Health Issues in a village setting.

We consider us Asians as we live such a long time in Asia, eating rice as a staple food and not meat......

Our motto in life comes from a dear friend:

With common sense and God we
can accomplish a lot

Robin Wales




Saturday, March 27, 2010

Jessie


We have a boy called Jessie who have Osteomolitis(infection of the bone) on his right leg. I took him to the doctor yesterday and he need a operation. There is nothing that we can do other than to operate. If we do not do it quickly he can lose his leg and that will be nasty cause he is only 12 years old. He was crying when they told him he will get operated but calm him down and told him that it is for his own good.

Jessie is doing good and I talked to the doctor. He said that there was a piece of bone 4 inches long that was loose and dead, separate from the other bone. He said that the other surgents want to leave it and let the new bone first grow back before they remove it but he said that he removed it. If he do it the other way the wound would still drain and there will be lots of puss for months to come. There is a gap of 4 inches without the fibula( the small bone in the leg. ) He say there are still some small pieces of dead bone around but he say that that will be a big wound if they try to remove all the dead bone. He say that by taking lots of antibiotics after the operation will take care of the dead bone. The body will consume the dead bones. I just hope he is right.

Jessie needs to be on inject able antibiotics and fluids for 2 weeks now and then need to drink oral antibiotics for 6 weeks. SO the follow-up is going to be essential. The medicines are going to cost us the same amount as the operation in the long run. But we do not see the money we looking into the future. YOu will never know if Jessie will be the next President or someone very important that you could help. For all we know he can be an angel!!!! God say we need to help cause you never know . That is wonderful to be able to help. Just think if we did not help that in a couple of months they had to amputate the leg and the boys life would be ruined forever .

The doctor was so nice in explaining t Jessie's mother and aunt the procedure of the operation and what needs to follow. He also draw them a picture to illustrate what he did. He encourage them to send him back to school cause he need to study. I am glad that he could talk to the parents.

If i look at him, this is now Jessie, he look so peaceful while he is sleeping. Such a nice boy. He's brother is busy helping me in the garden. Such nice people. the people from the province are so nice. Every 2nd day the whole family come out from Samal island and spent the night. They normally just watch Tv and visit with him but that's good. I'm very encourage that they are so supportive towards him. He is a good thing that happened in our lives. Good to have someone else in the house while Twans is working.

Please pray for him where the injections is so painfull. I need to give him 2ml of Cloxacillin(antibiotic) for him every 6 hours. He is crying a lot. Luckely the doctor say that it is not necessary for the IV anymore. With that he was so restricted. Now we need to stop him from walking to much. Quite a boy. How do you put a boy of 12 years not to walk around.?

Jessie is doing fine and he will go home on Tuesday 22 Feb. It is still only Monday for injections and then he is finish with that and need only to take oral antibiotics for 6 weeks. The doctor was here at my home and he is impressed with the leg and say that it will heal soon.

Jessie is doing good and we just came back from Samal. His leg is still not healed but it is not so many puss anymore. I think it will heal quick and we trust in God for a speedy recovery.

Jessie is doing good. His leg is healing slowly but otherwise he is in fine shape. They came today to visit and watch some TV. We shared a good meal and now they are just staying over and will leave again in the morning. Nice to have them here cause the house is empty without Twans. She is on Birth shift.

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