Yesterday was Jean Jaques de Saline Day in Haiti so everyone had the day off. I visited some of the kids in the sponsorship program and walked all over Balnchard with Mr Genois. It was a really nice day. Today was our first day without Dr Sems. We had alot of emergencies and some really sick kids. At one point Benite said “Alison, my plate is full. My head is fuzzy.” I think that was her way of saying we had enough work to do! We ended an hour late with Rick and i finishing up and filling our patient’s prescriptions. Then Pouchon and Rick went to get gas and money across the city,and i had to handle an emergency hemorrhage by myself. Maxim translated for me, I started some IV fluids, and we took a collection to get a taxi to take her to St Damien. We were proud of how smoothly it went.
Nicole arrived today to help with the recycling program and we are talking about hopefully starting some composting in the future. The garden looks beautiful- thanks to Wilbur and MR Felee. The corn is getting tall, and the squash and potatoes are growing well.
Rick and i are preparing for our week- keeping the clinic afloat, (no small feat), visiting a couple outlying tent camps and a new clinic in Bon Repos.
Keeping the faith in Haiti. Rick says behave yourselves back there.
Lots of love, greetings and blessings- Alison