Today I discharged the three-year-old girl we operated on for intestinal obstruction.
She has had a really complicated course of the disease, affecting her bowel function and lungs.
The long time she'd spent in intensive care made her lethargic and weak, and it took her a while to get her appetite back. Moving out of the ICU improved the situation, but it was hard to get her to walk by herself and start playing again.
So many new people I got to know, so many life stories to tell
She still screams when she sees me, as I'm usually the one who hurts her.
Her mother and I are friends, however, and she understands how important it is for her daughter to get back to normal again.
Today I managed to get a picture of her where she wasn't crying, and it feels like a victory to get to wave goodbye to her and her mother.
"I managed to get a picture of her where she wasn't crying." Photo: Hella Hultin/MSF
"A month in Yemen has felt very long and at the same time it has disappeared instantly." Photo: Hella Hultin/MSF