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This week, the word is song.
Today is the official last day of surgery on the Africa Mercy for the Guinea field service. I’m on call and had the privilege of scrubbing the very last surgery of the field service. Our patient had a very large mandibular ameloblastoma removed back in January. His lower jaw was replaced by a metal plate. Sadly, the bone graft he received did not take. So today, we opened his face up to scrape out the bone. They will have to try to redo it some year in the future. But on the bright side, all the loose skin was removed and shaped up so his face will be looking better overall. I got to suture the left side of his face closed. I’d show you the photo, but it’s a bit gnarly. All in all, a happy ending to the 2012-2013 Guinea field service. Along with us, I’m sure the angels and saints in heaven are singing a song of praise to God for his amazing goodness, love, and mercy to all his creatures great and small!
Also linked up with Spiritual Sundays.