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Graham Smith
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Post by Graham Smith » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:28 pm

The distressed mother carried this child to the hospital in her arms. The nurses brought out a trolley and immediately got to work on the child on the hospitalverandah. The child seemed, to me, to be feverish and was vomiting. The nurses had trouble cannulating the poor little mite, it's veins were tiny, possibly collapsed. it was thrashing wildly. The one Doctor on duty was in surgery, the other was doing health checks in one of the villages.

The nurses had to deal with it without a Doctors support and without modern diagnostic tools, just a stethoscope, a thermometer and their own skills. I suspect the child had ingested poison... but I will never know, nor will I know the outcome.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:46 pm

Graham Smith wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:28 pm
The distressed mother carried this child to the hospital in her arms. The nurses brought out a trolley and immediately got to work on the child on the hospitalverandah. The child seemed, to me, to be feverish and was vomiting. The nurses had trouble cannulating the poor little mite, it's veins were tiny, possibly collapsed. it was thrashing wildly. The one Doctor on duty was in surgery, the other was doing health checks in one of the villages.

The nurses had to deal with it without a Doctors support and without modern diagnostic tools, just a stethoscope, a thermometer and their own skills. I suspect the child had ingested poison... but I will never know, nor will I know the outcome.IND_2422.jpg
And another broken heart if the child dies. Poignant. Well done, Graham. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:44 pm

Life's realities well captured Graham.....

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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:53 pm

I am glad to not see his face - the bottoms of his little feet are fragile enough. Strong image.

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Post by minniev » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:15 pm

An emotionally impactful image that captures the humanity of the subjects, and the limitations of medical care in places most of us cannot even imagine the reality of. Thanks for taking us there.
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Post by St3v3M » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:57 pm

The look on their faces tells it all. S-
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