The other day I was caught off guard when a patient that I have never seen walking walked up and looked me in the eye. Moutella (sp?) had returned for PT. As long as I have known him, he has had BOTH legs casted.
He has a beautiful smile (although, like most Nigeriens you must remind him to smile for the photo) but the best thing about him is his laugh…..wish I had a recording. It is music to my ears.
I love seeing these miracles walking around….three more…Yazid, Rahillah and Ishmeal…they all left today, CAST FREE, I even saw Rahillah put shoes on the other other day….she looked at me with questioning eyes as if to see if she was putting her flip flops on correctly. Sorry for the lack of pics of non casted friends, I did not have a working camera for about a month. Finally have a replacement!
The will return in January for appointments, but they are well on their way to walking!!! Yay! Sometimes it is bittersweet…to see my friends go, but it is all part of the healing process and it is quite amazingly wonderful!