Yesterday was an interesting day, with some twists to it. We started off with our re-bandaging patients, and then swung into the day. Thankfully, they looked pretty good, and we even sent the one man home with supplies to bandage his own foot for a day. He seemed almost pleased with the idea, so I hope he does a good job at keeping it clean until we see him again.
About mid-morning I was doing blood pressures and noticed a rather limp looking woman with a baby. The man who was helping her move from chair to chair in the waiting room tried to talk to me, but I didn't ever quite figure out what he was saying. Later on, this same lady landed in our bed in the hospital room. Her blood pressure was quite low and she needed rehydrated with IV. Anita thinks she might have malaria. The baby seems to be fine as long as they remember to feed it.
Thankfully, our day was a good one. I looked back and thought about the lady waiting for a consultation, who decided it was time for a nap. I don't blame her. It does take patience until it's your turn to receive attention around here. Most times, with a few good laughs from the Haitians and a couple apologies from the rest of us, they all accept it as part of a day. So we try to do so, too!:)