Headed to a school up in the mountains and as was the plan all along, we will return a second day.
Rain most of the night and a good part of the day. There were a few in the back end of the truck that succumbed to the rain and got in the cab. On the way home those few were feeling hearty enough for the whole trip.
We got into a couple unusual scenarios for us. A woman being drug in by her husband was throwing up and had profuse diarrhea. With just a few more questions we figured out we needed to put cholera in the equation of possibilities. Fortunately Teri Sanneman worked at a cholera clinic in the fall. We made a pan of bleach out of the top of the 5 gallon water jug and cordoned off an area for her to lie. After multiple episodes of getting sick and a good 2 hours we arranged for her family to escort us to the Partners in Health (Paul Farmer) 15 min down the road. The group that went also got another eye opening experience. Their policy is that when the facility reaches maximum capacity they close the doors, with the thought they will care for a smaller amount of people well. So you can imagine the scene around the hospital. Elijah joined them and unfortunately I think he hit his breaking point for awhile. He has since recovered and is sitting with us here. We left money for meds for this woman and of course pray for her tonight she would not be alive had she not gotten there. And after further speculation we are guessing against the cholera and toward some other viral illness but I'm happy to be safe than sorry with the isolation.
Lots of kids to play with again and we some sick people stayed 7 hours at the clinic before e retreated down the hill.
The gang is doing great. A few migraines and headaches but everyone is still smiling. Time for bed. Non wi
Teri is the President of CHAMPs in Haiti. A nurse of 30 years, it has been my dream to make a difference in the lives of others through mission work. The Feb 2016 trip will be my 3rd to Haiti!