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Is this the world’s largest kidney stone?


Lydia’s mother had taken her to the hospital  several times with no satisfaction or help. She then brought Lydia to our clinic on Thursday; Lydia was incontinent.  The clinic manager quickly arranged an appointment for the mother to take her daughter to a pediatric urologist on Monday, the cost paid by us.

But on Sunday, the girl started to have terrible, terrible pain. She tore off her clothes, thrashed about and was jumping up and down crying.

The mother was able to get someone with a pickup truck to drive to the hospital. She was examined and immediately given pain medicince and sent to surgery.

Their family situation is very sad in their family – the mother has nine children (two others have died), and the father is an alcoholic. We’d like to see how we can help the mother. Update Feb 24th – we clarified with the doctor.. it was a bladder stone, not a kidney stone.

Hands Of Hope Ministries

Hands of Hope is a medical mission to the rural indigenous poor of Guatemala.

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