The last few days have been hectic; hence the lack of blog activity. On Monday night at about 8:00 pm, Tamara fell and bruised her left knee pretty badly. The pain and swelling were so severe that we feared she had broken her kneecap. So we went to a clinic in Nasca and had her knees x-rayed. We had to take Claudia, one of our wonderful volunteer translators from Ecuador with us so that we would understand very clearly what the doctor and other professionals were saying. Fortunately the x-rays showed that no bones were broken and the kneecap seemed OK. The doctor gave Tamara a shot with anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs, and pills to take for the next five days. Today, Thursday, Tamara is able to walk independently or short distances, and uses a wheelchair as a walker other times.
The work here in Nasca has proceeded apace. We have had some kids with complex body shapes to deal with. As the dedicated photographer for the group, I have a very deep appreciation for our team. We seem to get better year by year, no doubt due to the returning therapists and technicians who bring the “no ego, hard work” ethos that is typical of Eleanore’s Project. So the attached pictures are of the volunteers working this morning. Without their hard work and deep knowledge, we could not do Eleanore’s Project.