Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Story behind the man on the operating table

Ok Jeni, here's your story, although there is no diagnosis to guess and others who want to know about the man on the table :)

Sooo, to start the tale. My sister went to Papa New Guinea as part of an medical rotation with the doctor missionaries that lived in a remote village in the mountains. Total hard core! She and 3 other residents had a guide and hiked in, which was a hike of a couple of days.


There they helped the missionaries with the medical clinic and performed treatments and surgeries as needed. The man on the table was raping his brother's wife when his brother walked in on him in the act and went at him with an axe. Danielle in the picture is sewing the skin back on the man's scalp. The man was hit on the head and his arm by the axe (this is what the other doctor is working on). He made it through the surgery and won't ever be able to use his arm like before but is able to farm his sweet potatoes :)

and she loved the experience and wants to go back....:D

3 comments:

Jeni said...

Hmmm... Well that's exciting...

Plucky said...

I hate it when that happens . . .

Erica said...

Jeni- :)

Plucky- I guess I should have named this post,what domestic violence looks like without gusn