Sunday, February 18, 2007

Prunette Here We Come

Friday Feb 16, 2007


I am extremely pleased to report, for those to whom numbers represent success, we treated over 900 people from 5 villages, narrowly missed delivering one baby, had the distinct pleasure of informing Jo and Jumane of their impending parenthood, certainly saved the life of one little boy, made one of our local Haitian Nursing Assistants extremely happy by training her to do wound care etc and leaving her a sizble med kit to tend the minor concerns of the population and I am confident made lasting relationships in the village that will facilitate. I can not speak for the others, even though I have been doing that for the duration of the trip, but this has been a life changing experience for me.

Bright and early with the entire village helping to carry the bags to the boat and waving us off we set off right on Haitian Time. Two hours late.

Arriving late in Labadie meant hiking up to Purnette, a really remote village, 45 minutes above Labadie in the high heat of noon! John weighed himself to discover a loss of 5lbs. Setting up in the school with Anne, Karen, Nancy and Dan triaging outside on school desks amongst the roving roosters and goats. Tiffany had a large chicken sitting on her desk at one point. A photo I have and hope to upload. Saw 80 people in a single afternoon at a location which has to have the most beautiful view imaginable.

Pat and I traveled around with a local kid to the village water sources and had an excellent visit. A very informative one as well. A Plan was developed. Back down the hill for dinner and a swim. Much needed I might add.

Must go now to catch the boat.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! You guys have been busy!! Can't wait to hear more about everything! And Angela, please don't bring any tarantulas home with you ;)

Have a safe flight!

Debbie

Christine said...

Hey guys,

You guys have been very busy. Can't wait to have you home to hear about your eventful time. Been checking your site and reading all the updates! Got your email Carolyn....can't wait to hear more ;) .... A big hi to Carolyn, Mary Ann, Nancy and Tiffany.

Stay safe,
Christine