“Listen, the guy who got hit with a spear came out of hospital. Four holes in his intestines, perforated stomach, and he came out twelve days after the operation. He has a check-up in a month. I was shocked when I saw that.” says Agnieszka. We look at the photographs of the middle-aged man and can’t believe that such a serious problem can be solved in such a short time.
Dr Patient is a miracle worker. He operated on the Congolese man, prescribed an appropriate diet and convalescence. The patient is already feeling well, if one can say that about a man who was kidnapped. He did not want to be just a passive victim, so he started to fight his kidnappers. He arrived at the hospital with a spear in his abdomen because the kidnappers had simply abandoned him. The people who found him in a serious condition arranged for him to be transported to our hospital in Ntamugenga.
Despite a good diet, he lost a lot of weight, so we included him in the nutrition centre programme. He will receive 3 kilos of special high-protein flour from us every week, and if that is not enough, we will provide him with additional portions of rice and vegetables. Full-time farm work will not be possible for some time yet, but we will do our best to get him back to full fitness as soon as possible.
We often show the youngest patients of our hospital, but we also regularly help adults. We strongly encourage you to donate at least one bag of blood or one IV drip to the hospital in Ntamugenga. Especially the latter are worth their weight in gold, even though they cost so little. No hospital ward can do without them, and thanks to them we can not only hydrate the patients, but also administer intravenous antibacterial and painkilling drugs.