"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Our Great Physician

So thankful that Jesus is ALL we need!!! 

"Every place you step your foot is Holy ground. You are on Holy ground because I am with you!" 

These are the words I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to my heart as I stepped across the threshold of the medical clinic 2 cities down the road carrying Kaylee with her head split open. Other than the oxygen tank in the "emergency room" our bathroom at home is more of a "medical clinic" than what we walked into. 

Just an hour and a half earlier Kaylee was running down the stairs outside to have her picture taken and tripped and split her head open on the gate at the bottom. Worst case scenario is to be in Haiti for a medical emergency. No power, no wifi, no phone service = no way to call anyone and no car with no way to get ANYWHERE. 

Brod ran to the bottom of the stairs to grab her and yelled up to us hat he could see her skull & needed a compress immediately. We grabbed the one clean towel we had & ran upstairs for our first aid kit. Alese grabbed a clean, unopened bottle of water & she and Brodie went to work on her as I held her and tried to be as calm as possible. They were able to clean it & butterfly it pretty well but it was still somewhat open. (Which you don't want in Haiti where infection is more common). 

By this time Kennady had ran to get a Haitians phone to use and got us a ride into town. Keeg grabbed Kaleb & Khloe to keep them out of the way & fed them snacks & put a movie on. Kols helped us clean the cut then went to work making sandwiches for us adults that we're going into town to find a medical center. 
Each big kid was amazing & calm & so helpful! They stayed with Kaleb and Khloe while Brod & Alese & I went into town (soooo thankful Alese was back visiting!! She knew just what to do with cleaning & butterflying it!) 

The medical clinic we went to was empty 
& there was a nurse who looked at her head & said we did a good job. I'm thankful she couldn't see under the butterfly bandages because she would have seen how deep it was & I'm sure put stitches in (which I know she needed but thankful Jesus chose to help us take care of it at home ~ just didn't feel safe with this clinic. Nurse there seemed to know very little more than us (if any more at all) & I knew from others who have had stitches in Haiti that they don't numb at these small medical centers so would have been super traumatic). She put some iodine on it & told us to go get some amoxicillin to fight against possible infection. 

When we got back home we texted some of our US Doctor friends & they all said to use the crazy glue we had just bought at Giant Market along with the amoxicillin. We were given dermabond from our crèche's medical clinic but it was all dried out ~ so thankfully we had the Krazy glue! Which meant we had to take the bandages off & start over with cleaning & really flushing it out. By God's grace she was calm & completely peaceful & so still!! We could barely squeeze the skin together BUT when we went to glue it it came together perfectly!!
This is our attempt to squeeze it together

This is it glued ~ only Jesus!!! Our Great Physician!!!

She's doing well and we are SO proud of what a trooper she was all day!!! She is so brave and tough!!! We love you Kaylee Grace & we couldn't be prouder of how you faced your fears! Thankful for Jesus helping us all :)))
Resting peacefully today :)))

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