Saturday, October 27, 2018

Week 2

Isaiah 59:1  "Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear."

The Lord has heard my cries for mercy both for me and my patients.  Baby of Faith (the name of all kenyan baby girls that have not been named yet) has made it through several surgeries and is now off the ventilator.  She is the newborn seen last week with a large anterior lateral tongue mass.  Pathology has returned and she has a rare myofibroblastic tumor.


here she is preop.  she underwent resection of the tumor successfully but needed to be on the ventilator post op.  the ventilator is to the right. I have never seen one like this! looks like an iron lung!  fortunately she is off the ventilator and breathing on her own now.  I anticipate her beginning oral feeds soon!

We rushed to the operating theater one morning with a 3 year old in respiratory distress.  Xray revealed a light bulb in her airway! We were able to remove this with some creative tools.  Thank the Lord!

 

My cleft palate patient returned unfortunately with complete breakdown of his surgical site.  This was heart breaking!  A number of things played into this but God is so gracious we were able to clean the infection, repair the tissue and place an obdurator in his mouth to hold the flaps in place.  Please lift him in prayer. he will be in the hospital for another week as we treat the infection and make sure all the flaps remain clean  and viable.


I am amazed as usual how the Lord is so near.  His plans are not thwarted by our insufficiencies but He is glorified in our weakness!

Blessings,
chase miller