June 15, 2012
The routine has begun: my initial astonishment of how Don Sergio can take care of such critical wounds day in and day out has resolved and my dreams of getting him all the medical supplies and funding of what he needs to lessen his burden has started. Then reality sinks in: just take care of what is in front of us and on to the next patient, support Don Sergio in anyway possible and let him do what he does best.
|Broken radiator steam burn.|
|Coche no funciona.|
We finished our morning rounds and I was back at Bela's in plenty of time for a siesta and Manuela's lunch.
|Prickly pear agua del dia, chili relleno, flor de calabaza con queso, arroz y frijoles y salsa deliciosa! Home made tortilles, blue and white corn in the basket.|
|One of our house calls requires a few steps.|
|The home was made of plank wood and had a beautiful view.|
|71-year-old Don Sergio always on the move.|
|One of our evening pts with a hot water burn.|
The cause of most of the child burns, especially little girls, is from hot water. Either it has been spilled or the pot broke while the water was boiling and the girls are always close to the mother and cooking. Young skin (and old skin) can suffer significant damage, usually a superficial burn will heal within a couple of weeks. Depending on the depth of the second degree burn it can take three to eight weeks. Usually these burns are a combination of both superficial and partial thickness.
Posted by Patricia Ferrer, PA-C