But first I wanted to ask for prayers for Joyce. She was hit by a drunk driver last night on her way home from school. This is the last week before they take their PLE exams (which determines if they can go to secondary school or not) so they stay at school until after dark studying. She could have been hurt much worse but she has a displaced femur fracture and a tibial fracture. We spent far too long getting this diagnosis and trying to get an ortho consult. Finally we packed up and headed to Kumi, a near by town which has a large orthopedic hospital. But no surgeon there either. He'll be back Monday.
|This is us in the back of my truck feeling lots better after 1mg IV morphine.|
10/27 Addendum- I went to her school today to beg for a makeup test date. They said there was absolutely no way as the test is administered by the government and it just is not possible. Their suggestion was that if Joyce can have the surgery Monday I can bring her back to Soroti that night and she can still take the tests Tuesday. Less than 24 hours post-op. That seems like a great idea. So when I was at the hospital I was just discussing with the Ugandan nurses and they confirmed that there was no way to miss the test. Their idea actually was that I go get her now, have her take the test and bring her back for surgery the day after she finishes. A displaced femur fracture. That also seems like a great idea. Are you kidding me?!?