THEIR STORIES: NAHOMIE

Posted: February 17, 2010 in Uncategorized


NAHOMIE


NAHOMIE WAITING TO BE SEEN BY ONE OF OUR DOCTORS

Nahomie came to us after her desperate family first tried two other hospitals and a local doctor.  On the day of the earthquake she was inside her house and instead of running outside she ran throughout their five room, two story house to look for her grandmother as second story of the house began to fall.   Her grandmother was not in the house but before Nahomie could get out a cement block which had  a steel rod embedded in it fell on her foot and the rod went in one side and out the other.  A neighbor using a hack saw cut the steel so that the block could be removed from the steel rod that had pierced her foot.  Her father then took her to a hospital where they took out the rod and gave her a shot and said that was all that they could do.  He then took her all the way to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, but still couldn’t find someone to deal with the hole in her foot.  He returned to Haiti and went to a local doctor who said that he did not have the equipment to treat her.  He then found Heartline and I was there the day that she arrived and helped carry her in and laid her on a table.  I returned sometime later to see our medical people hovering over her and Beth was there squirting some type of liquid into the wound.  I was surprised when I saw the liquid that she was squirting into the wound come out bottom of her foot.  I then looked and could see through the hole that the steel rod had made as it pierced her foot and came out the other side.  The docs at Heartline gave her extensive wound care (not sure what that means) and are giving on going care. She has been with us for about three weeks and is healing quite nicely and recently for a couple of days she was at  medical group called Merlin with whom we are working and she received a skin graft.  We were glad to see her come back.
Nahomie has the support of her family who comes daily to be with her and we are especially blessed that her father who is a pastor holds services each night.  Nahomie celebrated her 15th birthday while with us and we all sang Happy Birthday and gave her some presents. 
I have a nick name for Nahomie which is "hair" because the day that she came her hair was all over the place and kind of looked like mine did then and does now.  The name has stuck for now as even her parents call her hair.

I FIND IT ALMOST HARD TO BELIEVE HOW GOD HAS BLESSED AND USED HEARTLINE DURING THIS TIME.  HE HAS GIVEN US SOME PRETTY REMARKABLE PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO HELP US.  THEY HAVE BEEN SIMPLY AMAZING.

YOU, AS WELL, HAVE BEEN SO GENEROUSLY SUPPORTIVE WITH FINANCES, PRAYER, AND ENCOURAGEMENT.  YOUR HELP IS STILL NEEDED AS WE CONTINUE TO TREAT THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INJURED BECAUSE OF THE EARTHQUAKE.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE ONGOING WORK OF HEARTLINE AS WE CONTINUE TO MINISTER TO THE INJURED.

Next: Our oldest patient

John McHoul

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Comments
  1. John says:

    John, Thank you so much for the work you and your team are doing and for keeping us up to date. The national news is barely covering the Haiti earthquake anymore and when they do we can\’t tell what is TRUE. May God bless you and all your efforts on His behalf.

  2. Unknown says:

    Thank you for posting this John. When I was down there, I knew she was a sweetheart and that her family was amazing, but I didn\’t know her story. It doesn\’t surprise me at all to learn she had gone looking for her grandmother.She is braver than I ever imagined.

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