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Ambassador of Israel

How did I forget??

sunny 94 °F

I met, well sort of met the Ambassador of Israel today. Apparently they help fund Heart to Heart and wanted to do a tour of our clinic. Random right? Well they wipped in and out so fast, I couldn't even try to shake his hand. He was about 4 feet from me at one time while I was triaging a patient. That's close enough to say I met him right?? I'm calling it good. :) Oh, and Michelle Obama was apparently at the Grand Pallace today, I tried to txt message her but she was too busy to stop bye... LOL So close yet so far! It was just down the street, a 5 minute walk from our clinic!!

I don't know how I forgot to mention that but there you have it.

Also I wanted to mention the school that is in session below our clnic in the basement. There are two partitioned rooms downstairs direction adjacent to a bathroom that is being used by 100s of people but that has no working plumbing or electricity. Occasionally someone pours water down the toilet to help facilitate movement of waste... And yes, that is our bathroom should we need to void during our days work... Good thing we sweat most of our water out our pores! I don't know how the students were able to keep focus with the unavoidable stinch...

Haitians are strong people. I had a man walk into the clinic after 120lb piece of cement fell onto his left arm. He had an obvious deformity in his proximal humerous, two lacerations, and tears filled his eyes. After all that I have seen so far this is the first Haitian that I had seen cry. I cleaned, splinted (with a piece of card board box from our medicines and surgical tape), and dressed his injury, then sent him with Vicadin and a referal to the Hospital. It really felt insufficient but it was all that we could do...

Posted by senete 17:03 Archived in Haiti

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