Bullet Wounds and Skin Grafting

At the beginning of January I developed a partnership with an NGO that offers medical services to victims of Torture. All women and children formerly abducted by the LRA qualify for their services and EKU planned to take two of our children there for treatment of injuries sustained during their time in captivity.

At the same time, I heard that a Child Mother, Daisy, I had worked with at GUSCO was suffering from a wound on her leg and was now unable to walk. Both her and her husband are newly returned from captivity and they have two small children. Hearing of her problem, I told her to meet me in town and we would take her for treatment when we took the other two children. Needless to say, I am glad that we did. It turned out that a bullet wound she had suffered in captivity had re-opened. The wound had re-opened to the size of my hand, was right down to the bone and had become septic. EKU in partnership with the African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims was able to admit this woman into a local hospital where she received daily wound cleansing until the wound was clean enough to undergo surgical skin grafting.

I am happy to report that after three weeks of hospitalization, she was finally able to undergo the surgical skin grafting this past Thursday. I was there when she went in for surgery and there when she came out. She is recovering and is extremely happy.

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