We had another productive day in our medical clinic. We were able to provide care in two different locations today, and by the end of the day we had seen about 85 kids! Phew! I know you love to see beautiful faces, so here they are:
For my medical friends who may be curious about the kinds of things we are seeing, mostly the children are pretty healthy. We have been seeing relatively minor things such as ringworm, uncomplicated infections, lots of umbilical hernias (I am guessing the prevalence of worms/parasites in this population creates more pressure on the abdominal wall making this more common, but if anyone has a better explanation please chime in!), asthma, GERD, some dental caries, anemia, asthma, eczema, and the like.
We have some quite a few team members that are not medical professionals, and they have been so important to the success of our clinic. Also, they get to have most of the fun, if I’m being totally honest. These ladies get to play with the kids–and when I say play, I mean PLAY. I’m talking sack races and soccer games and manicures and lots of loving and giggling. I can hear it going on out there, and I just know that our interactions with these kids are so much better because of what they do.
I know tonight’s update is a little short and boring, but I’m exhausted. So let’s conclude with a picture of a peacock and a turkey just, you know, hanging out.