I am sitting here, getting ready to go for our 2nd clinic!
The day yesterday was unbelievable…. we saw 287 patients!! It was 200F around here (at least it feels like)…. but everyone did a great job!!! The doctors were great, the pharmacy was organized and the triage was moving!!!
Here on this picture, are 2 of the 7 translators that we have with us all the time: Herby and Stanley. They are teh ones organizing this entire trip.. great guys!! They have HUGE heart and are always available….
Here is something that one of team members, Janet Fargo, wrote in her diary…. from yesterday experience:
Right now it is 5:30 in the morning. I picked the bed next to the window. I thought it would be cooler. Our room kind of looks like summer camp. There are 11 beds in here, and six of them are bunkbeds. You walk down the hall to the common area and the the guys have their room. Okay so back to now. On the windows, it is as if they have thick sturdy plastic plantation blinds that they keep open all the time. Obviously no no air condition. I am sitting here watching the sun rise over the mountains. It is beautiful! Please don’t let me make it sound like this is some vacation. I got a pillow and a bed. I was cold in the middle of the night and left my sweats at home…What was I thinking? I had to use my towel as a cover. ALL night long you hear DOGS. Maybe one defending himself or his food and then it starts in what sounds like a dog fight. Okay, that is not the best part! They have ROOSTERS! I think these things are afraid of the dark. You got one in charge and he just wants to see if ALL the others are listening. Oh, did I tell you they are all accounted for! Yes, I brought my ear plugs but they don’t work. I may have to write the company when I get back, however me and on of the women here agreed they’d keep insects out of our ears! I was so exhausted yesterday. We separated all of the stuff. Guiga was in her very in charge organizational mode. She really has it together. I hope she gets to enjoy this and take it in. The kids just are magnets! I love them. The communication is the hardest, but they don’t mind. They just want to hold your hand. Today we are going to hold a clinic here at the orphange. We are here right now with a group of 11 from a Baptist Church. They will leave this morning at 9. Last night they were so LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG winded! They could have recapped in the airport or on the bus.”
The epicenter of the earthquake here in Haiti was just outside Port Au Prince. The damage was felt here in and in most of the country.”
We have to go now… getting ready to run 2 different clinics today.. it is, already, about 150F (it really feels like) and I will try to post something later about our experience today!
see you soon,