Saturday, April 22, 2017

Med Shopping

So jumping into this next blog! I guess for lack of other things to talk about! I will try and describe a meds shopping trip!!

So this last time I went out..... I left the house at 4:30am and headed for Ti Goave which takes approx 1 1/2 From Where we live in the mountains! Once in Ti Goave I would head down the coast to Port au Prince which is another 2 hr. When we get there we have about 5 stops to make at various Pharmacies, and stores! About 4 Pharmacies and then the grocery store for Clorox and various other cleaning supplies! And sometimes we need oxygen for the clinic and that can add time on the trip! Or if we need IV fluids I have to go to a pharmacy on the other side of town! And that can add about 1 1/2hr.   If things go well we can be done and ready to head home by 1:00 or 2:00pm. And the trip back takes about 4 1/2 hrs!

But last time we hit traffic in Port! And didn't get home till about 8;00pm

So This trip is done once a month! And we also get meds from Christian  Aid Ministries (C.A.M) And they bring the meds to Ti Goave so i don't have to go so far for them!

So as far as how much meds we use in a month can change depending on how many people we see that month! But to sum it up we get roughly two Land Cruiser loads a month!!



This would be for example.....What
 we consider "One Load"




So you can pray for us as we continue to make these trips to town! The roads are dangerous....And we have been having lots of rain as of late! The trails are vary muddy! And lots of things can happen!


So till next time thanks for your prayers and support!!
                                                                                           James.



                                   

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