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Earthquake, or was it??

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4/18

Last night I woke up to my bed rumbling and a low-pitched sound. At first I thought, “Oh, it’s an earthquake… It’ll stop,” and I started to go back to sleep thinking that I was in California. Then I remembered that I was in Haiti, I’d better get out of here. So I jumped up hit my head on the upper bunk bed, and then tripped on my sleep sock (as if I was in a potato sac race). The girl sleeping in the bunk above me was apparently having a nightmare, so much so that she was trembling, shaking the bed, and moaning. She sat up in her sleep and hung her foot off of the bed. On my dash out of the room I ran into her leg, which woke her up, which stopped the “earthquake.” The startled now away sleep talker then declared dramatically, “It’s ok, everything is ok, we can go back to sleep.” The others in the room had no idea what happened, they just heard a commotion and assumed that Mickey Mouse had returned for another visit… I felt a few more “tremors” but listened for her sleep talking to confirm that it was indeed my bunkmate.

The gas shortage has gotten worse; they expect to have more into the country this week, but currently where gas is sold it is sold by the quart! On a positive note, the roads are not as congested.

Reflecting on the days in clinic I realized that we have seen one to two probable miscarriages a day, in our clinic alone! Many of the pregnancies were carrying their babies when 1/12 hit, a few were first trimester, all were devastating.

Posted by senete 22:21 Archived in Haiti

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