Tuesday: Another Busy Day in the Clinic

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.

Waiting for wellness checkups and sick baby exams.

Yannick removing stitches from a patient's foot.

A Papa with his newborn waits for a check-up along with other patients.

A woman waits to have her eyes examined.

Fanie weighing in all the patients for their chart information.

Monitoring healthy weight gain of expectant mothers is important.


This child is the first case of kwashiorkor for the day.

Licia gathers information from the papa while Yannick assesses the child's vital signs. This child is our first intake today.


Wilkens came in for a checkup today. He has Vitamin A deficiency.

Having been graduated from the Rescue Center for a few months now, we are glad to see his weight is maintaining. That eye is certainly troublesome, though.


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! 



  1. Lori says

    Praying for wisdom and strength for all of you! May you feel God’s presence in a very real way as you let God’s love flow through you!

  2. kathy says

    Wow. You make us all look like slackers! : ) God bless. Stay strong.

  3. kathy says

    PS I am sending a little by paypal for you to do something for yourselves!! You do so much for others. I know they don’t have carry out pizza or chinese, but please do the Haitian equivalent for your family, okay?

  4. bekki says

    I was sharing this with a friend today – she said, and how many of the 254 will they actually see today? I chuckled and said “all of them, of course” and THAT is one of the I things mean when I say RHFH is REAL in their service. You wouldn’t consider NOT seeing everyone no matter how late it gets. REAL service. Godly service. True love in action.

  5. Lori says

    We saw them all….and a few emergencies throughout the day. Done after 6p. Start tomorrow at 6:30a.

  6. Lori says

    No carry out in the mountains, but we do have “fritay” = fried foods sold on the side of the road….flour balls, patats, plantains. Not exactly the same, but we’ll take it! 😉 Thanks!

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