|Sergio playfully uses his museo camera to photograph Ricci.|
|A visit to el campo, a family grows their own vegetables: cauliflower.|
While he was ocupado with a tour, a new patient arrived with an poorly healing abdominal surgical wound. This the story of this ~38 year old male:
Nine months ago he had his gallbladder removed and 6 months later he complained of abdominal pain and returned to the hospital. They found the surgeon left a gauze in his abdominal cavity and it became entangled around his intestines requiring another abdominal surgery and partial removal of his small intestines. Now he has one vertical abdominal scar and one horizonal scar that have not healed over the last 3 months. The patient is unable to work and the surgeon is requiring the patient to pay 250 pesos ($20USDs) per visit to help heal these unclosed wounds.
He shows up on Don Sergio's doorstep asking for help. With Sergio just starting his tour, knowing he'd be at least 40 -50 minutes, of course we cleaned the wound, dressed the wound and told him to return tomorrow. What would these people do without Don Sergio?: they would suffer unnecessarily.
Our evaluation revealed his wounds have a build up of bacterial slim which need cleansing and application of a topical antibiotic and the appropriate dressing to allow drainage. However, the following day, Don Sergio's keen eye and experience revealed he had a tunneling effect, hence the tunnel is probably coated with slimy bacterial debris as well. I am confident this man will achieve good results with Don Sergio's care.
|Sergio has started a well project between Zinicantan and Chamula.|
|Near the catchment tank, the locals leave their water containers to collect water.|
|This is the catchment tank they obtain their water.|