Kunthea is a 49 year-old woman who is married with one son and three daughters. She works in construction. Kunthea has been diabetic for many years. Last month she cut her foot on a sharp stone and ever since her blood sugar was so high that she could not control the bleeding. She experiences pain, swelling, and redness on her left foot.
The wound has become infected and she cannot walk. A chopart amputation of her left foot will remove the infected area and allow her to walk again and not be in pain.
Kunthea says, “I hope that I will get better and be able to walk after surgery. I want to be able to work and cook in my free time.”
“I hope that the doctor will help us with a treatment and I hope my wife will get better soon and not be in pain,” Kunthea’s husband said.