Sorry guys, I wasn't sure what to write and so I decided to put up some pics of one of my more recent suturing experiences, I hope this isn't overly disturbing to anyone.:)
One of our new students was cutting a banana tree and also managed to cut his finger pretty good as well as a smaller cut on the thumb. It was obviously going to require some stitching.
What you see here is slightly more sterile than it would appear due to the wonderful invention of rubbing alcohol...:/
Preparing to do a finger block. I'm afraid my patient dosen't look quite as enthused as myself.;)
Regretably, there are no pics of the actual suturing process or the finished product, but it took seven stitches and came together fine. GeChaMe, the young guy helping me, was a big help. He is one of our older students who is also a KNU soldier. He tells us he wants to become a doctor. He'll make an excellent one! Gayle was in the area and came and helped too as well as providing her expert advise - so wonderful when we get to have such a wonderful teacher around!:) I just love getting to do these kind of jobs, if you couldn't already tell (although this is only the 3rd one so far)!:)