Thursday, April 2, 2009

photos - hydrocephalus evaluations - part 2

Everyone on our hydrocephalus list was there waiting for the arrival of the neurosurgery evaluation team. Depending on age and severity of the blockage in the ventricles of the brain head circumferences vary in size.

Mothers wait with hope for assistance for their child.

Here is another boy who can stand. These children need a lot of physiotherapy and the families have to be patient. Progress is not always fast. Some progress faster than others.

There was plenty of room for the children and their parents. Extra seating was brought in from other parts of the hospital to accommodate all the children. All the patients were requested to be there early in the morning. Healing Hands provided a lunch for all the parents.

Jonel Colo and his mother are awaiting their turn to see the doctor. Because of the pressure sores on the side of his head, the mother was told that he would not be a candidate for surgery. She was upset at the news but accepted this as God's will. Please keep Jonel and his mother in prayer.

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