Here are a few snaps of some of the kids I saw in clinic this week...
The first little dude is Waitman--or "White Man." I wonder why his parents gave him that interesting name? His smile was infectious! Speaking of infectious, he was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia and was sent home on a course of antibiotics. If you happen to be wondering about the scarf around his neck, our patients tend to wrap whatever body part is hurting. Mom must have thought that Waitman had a sore throat.
Natalie is the second little girl. She is probably about 6 or 7 years old. Her papa brought her in to clinic because she had a hole in the back of her neck. Sure enough, she was born with some sort of anomaly or cleft of her soft palate. If it hasn't been a problem before now, it probably won't become one. But just in case, she is headed off to see the pediatric surgeon in Mt. Hagen. Oh, and I suspect her smile has something to do with the can of Coke she was drinking.
On Friday, Dr. Andy had quite a line-up for talipes clinic, a.k.a. Foot Club. Some of the casts get quite a bit of wear and tear, as you can see!