On Saturday we got word that Fre Rene, one of the mission's hired road workers and a brother from church, was half incoherent, trembling, and couldn't walk. Donavon and Julian went to pick him up from where he had been working on the road not too far away.
Upon bringing him to clinic, one of the first things we did was check his blood sugar, take his blood pressure and ask what happened. His blood sugar was fine, as was his blood pressure. We noted that he was very dehydrated. We asked what his morning was like - basically, he got up, ate a little for breakfast, and didn't drink! He had no prior symptoms - he was just working that morning, "and then started to work very hard." When he began to work hard, he felt terrible and it was like his body started crashing. He didn't bring any water with him while he was working, and didn't drink anything that morning. So...he was admitted to our hospital room for an IV, and oral re-hydration.