Picture: Finally, decent pictures of Amar's infected finger.
- Top-left: The finger looks swollen and black.
- Lower-left: The finger still looked swollen with a yellow collection (pus) under his fingernails. This was after he'd received antibiotics and the abscess has partly burst.
- Top-right: Amar's ID
- Lower-right: being imprisoned.
When we arrived, Amar did not look poorly but he also did not look his normal cheerful self. When I carried Amar his body seemed noticeably weak and slightly flaccid. However, he still managed to smile when he saw Sarah and soon afterwards they started chasing each other around the playroom again! Amar was also eating with good appetite, a very good sign.
Both of Amar's hands were heavily bandaged. His left was the side operated on, and his right contained an IV cannula for the antibiotics. A surgeon explained to us that necrotic tissue and pus were removed, and Amar's fingernail had detached by itself, due to the infection. They are planning to continue IV antibiotics for several days, with a view to discharge Amar sometime next week if he recovers well.
We left just before Amar's bedtime, so that he could continue to rest but so far, Amar seems to be recovering progressively.
Picture: Amar after the operation. He looks clumsy and funny with the hospital gown. He kept on tripping while trying to chase Sarah around the playroom. Lower-left: Amar still managing a smile despite the ordeal.