After some very special and heartfelt words from our social worker Mr. Genois, we said an extended goodbye to the YogaKids group and our two construction team members this morning. It was really wonderful to have them here with us for a week, and it was clear that the experience left a profound impact on all of them. We hope to see all of them back in Blanchard again soon!
Shortly after their departure, Brad, a veteran PID volunteer and group leader for the soon-to-be-arriving student group from Gordon College, arrived safe and sound. He immediately took to investigating the current status of the PID compound’s plumbing and water system. It’s great to have an experienced handyman around!
Although the clinic was technically closed today due to the Carneval holiday, a number of sick babies still came by for treatment. Carrie once again cared for a few of them, including for a tiny baby born at 7 months, whose mother was at the clinic with a suspected case of tuberculosis, and for a previously malnourished young boy with a bad case of scabies, whose father spent the day painting one of the exam rooms with Mike.
Aside from these few medical issues, most of the day was spent reorganizing and taking care of odds and ends around the clinic that are often too difficult to tackle with a waiting area full of patients and staff in each of the rooms.
Most importantly, however, is that Gale returned to Haiti this afternoon after her most recent trip to Guatemala!