January 2011

I didn’t realize how many patients we see on our “off clinic days” till I startedsnapping pictures of them!!! The nurses spent all morning at the clinic delivering a baby boy (more pics later on that one- it was born with a twisted foot), and Shana saw quite a line-up of minor cases on the […]

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“Pwa Congo…..”

….Which is a type of bean commonly grown here in Haiti. Fortunately,it ISN’T commonly found in little girls ears; this little girl being an exception to that rule. “Mildren” arrived this afternoon in great painand even greater trepidation at the thought of nasty instrumentsbeing placed in her ear. It took several people to hold her

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Cut lip…

 This gentleman showed up on our front porch thismorning; seems he’d had a bit of a run in with a knife… A very nice clean cut…  Several stitches later, and he’s on his way. It wasn’t all the waythrough to his mouth, so it shouldn’t really be too serious…

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Anita and her girls…

 Amy treating an elderly lady…  Practicing an I.V. on Anita… Kayla, ready for action… Anita and Kayla puzzling over their dictionary…“How DO we explain this one in Creole???” Just the ordinary daily clinic stuff… For every emergency case that getstalked about, of course there are many many of the usual unromantic small jobs,

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