Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happening now...

Greetings to all in Jesus' name.

I was over at the clinic just a few minutes ago (about 11am, Haiti time) when they had an older man come in. His breathing was very labored, with short breaths. After checking his lungs with the stethoscope, Anita determined he has pneumonia. Michael also came over and confirmed it.

Apparently he had Cholera, and was in another CTC that is nearby (called Basis). He was discharged a week ago, but yesterday came down with this bad cough, shortness of breath, and such conditions. So, he came to the clinic.

They said it's a pretty bad case, so i thought i'd post some pictures here and ask for your prayers. Pray that he would be healed, and that if he isn't a Christian, that he would see the light of Christ through the nurses there.

At first they only had him on a nasal cannula system to deliver oxygen.
Later they switched to a full mask, called a non-rebreather mask,
because he kept breathing through his mouth, instead of his nose.

I'll be giving updates as we get info!

Stay tuned...

Extra help and a Cholera surviver visits!

Things continue to get busier at the Clinic!

Jonathan and Lisa Widowski have come down to help with the CTC, but in their off time, they've come over here to help with various things! The extra help is nice, considering the amount of people we've had coming through recently!

The benches are packed! 
People come from far away for care here;
some have come as far as 15 hour walk! 

 The hallway is overly crowded as people come in, 
and wait at the pharmacy at the same time.

 Jonathan and Lisa checking blood pressure outside!
The newly-wed couple seem to be enjoying themselves :)

What's this? Is it high, or low? 

Keeping track of the patients' numbers inside!

Jonathan in action! He was getting really 
good at it by the end of his time there!

This man had bad case of Cholera. He survived the sickness, 
but he said he is having a hard time recovering strength.

Anita checked him for pneumonia after asking him a few questions.
She told him take a deep breath, giving him an example.
Apparently he didn't get it, and started
breathing sharp, short breaths through his nose!
Eventually, she determined he didn't have pneumonia :)

Fre Adolph checks people in, weighs them, and keeps things in order
until people are seen my the nurses.

Update from Marla

This post is written by Marla, almost a month ago and I made a mistake and didn’t get it posted. I’m sorry. Enjoy her words almost a month l...