It’s 10:00 am on a typical Tuesday at the Real Hope for Haiti Clinic. Here’s a quick look at some of the things that have we’ve already seen:
- 254 cards have been handed out to patients to be seen today.
- 5 children in the ICU have graduated this morning from successfully using the new F-75 milk and now begin the Medika Mamba.
- 2 children in the ICU are beginning the F-75 milk to prepare their bodies for the nutrtion provided in the Medika Mamba.
- 1 child has been admitted with kwashiorkor.
- 3 patients have tested positive for syphilis.
- 1 patient has a hemoglobin count of 3.1.
- 1 patient had a horrible allergic reaction and presented with massive infection under the skin on both hands.
- 1 patient with a large prostate has been scheduled for a sonogram and possible surgery in Port-au-Prince.
- 1 teenage girl with possible low blood sugar was brought in and proceeded to have a very dramatic episode. No worries, she’s fine. 🙂
- 1 elderly woman had a check-up for an abcess that has now completely healed. She did a little victory dance in celebration.
- Several adorable layette kits are being handed out that were brought in by a volunteer.
- 2 patients are here, having been referred to RHFH from other missions.
Several people wait outside of the gate for their number to be called for admission. Shade is a true blessing here.
It’s going to be a long day for everyone .
Tuesdays. Oh, Tuesdays, we never know what you have in store for us!
And as a 10:00 am side note, Lori said she’s gotten nothing accomplished on her to-do list today.
Of course not, Lori…it’s Tuesday!