Again, there is no easy way to tell you what is going on here. It’s so not normal, so tragic, so strange that it’s hard to comment on it. So, for now, we’ll continue to share with you little things from our day. Sorry it can’t be more…..
I was promoted today. My usual tasks each day include the following: making people drink water, carting around supplies, organizing the supply closet, doing laundry, assisting the nurses in whatever they need. Today I was in charge of watching closely a little girl who was doing good, but had taken a turn for the worse. After giving her much need fluid, she looks much better!! Praise the Lord!
I have to admit, last night was kind of funny. There is another couple here, they actually work for the mission we are partnering with. They live in La Bay, and have traveled the two hours to come and stay here to help out. (In fact, they were supposed to go home the 23rd, and decided to stay here another week to help out.) They are Curtis and Danielle, and they are about the same age as us. In the midst of it all, we’ve been able to hang out with them, and try to joke through most of this nonsense! We were short staffed, so, there we were, trying to help in any way we could. And since we all wear scrubs so we don’t get stuff on our own clothes, we can’t help but laugh at ourselves as we kept saying to each other, “dr. dr. dr. dr.” You know, from that one movie, Spies Like Us. It was hilarious, maybe you had to have been there?
Since the last thing I want to do is take pictures of people at such a vulnerable time, I haven’t. But, there is a sweet girl here who was interning for a month, and part of her job was to take a few photos of the clinic. So, here are a few of her photos…