The medical clinic saw over 100 patients at the clinic on the grounds of the orphanage. News travels fast and the line of people waiting to be seen by a medical professional grew s quickly. The team mainly saw malaria, parasites, and dehydration. One 18 month old boy came in with H.I.V. and had a variety of issues from that, and consequently will not live for very long. This is sad realization for many mothers in Haiti, which has such a high mortality rate for children under age 5. Tomorrow the medical team will take go on the road and hold a clinic outside in the village of FondPaul, just outside of Montrouis. We ended the night with dinner at the hotel and a re-cap of the day's events, sharing observations and experiences with the team. We stayed and chatted until the dining room closed down, then moved to the outdoor lounge area and visited some more. Then there was that late night karaoke dare between Sean & Dave, but we'll spare you the details on that one.... :o)
Allan Rainey (of Sonlight Power) and Dave Wooster
Kurt Kesselman and Sean Ryan working on the school desks
The line of people waiting to be seen at the clinic
Mary Speicher working triage at the clinic
This baby was severely dehydrated and got an i.v. line put in.