Monday, March 29, 2010


Ok, this is a picture of a local children's hospital. Why are you viewing this you ask? Well it seems the parents of the year had a small mishap. Our boy was playing outside on the orphanage "playground". The equipment is not what we would call child-friendly and the boy lost his balance and whacked his head on a concrete wall. There was blood, crying and then an ambulance ride. Another cultural shock-we're in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, and none of us are secured by seatbelts. Well at least we are heading to the right place.

So, here we sat as they took the boy into the next room and they proceeded to clean his wound. There was no anesthetic used and the crying from that room was heart-piercing. He was a brave little trooper though. Thought he would be receiving stitches, but they only put a butterfly bandage on him instead. We'll see how it all heals up. And the results:

Well, at least we got to put our stamp on him.


  1. Looks like the Soviet-build cold war-era Lithuanian hospital Tina got to visit. If you haven't heard the story, you gotta ask her about it.

  2. I will. Trust me this is major culture shock for lil' old me & Robin too.