When we arrived at the village, we picked up the boy, his mother, and the President. The boy and I played for a few minutes yesterday, so he greeted Kendra and I with a kiss on the check. It was very cute.
Arrived to Willie's compound and saw the doctor cleaning his scissors and such. The little boy didn't really realize what was going on, he was so happy and smiley.
Ever since I was small I have absolutely loathed visiting the doctor. I was always so afraid, so when I saw the scissors and the boys head would be close together, I decided to stay far away. He had enlisted Kendra as the assistant and that was fine with me! Then, he asked me over to open the peroxide bottle, then the iodine, and eventually, I stayed to be the boy's official hand holder. Now I understand what my Mom meant by "when you have to - you do it". As the boy sat on his mom's lap I tried to distract him by helping him wiggle his toes and then he taught me to count to 30 in creole. I would mess up on purpose and he would correct me. We did it 3 or 4 times.
When the doctor was finished he bandaged up Stanley's head and then Stanley shook the doctors hand and said thank you. A very sweet thing for an 11 year old to do.
We took Stanley and his mom back to the village and then went back to have breakfast.
|Johnbern, Dr. Willie Severe, Dr. Suarez, Pastor Patrick, Kendra, Emily|
(Clockwise around the table)
Dr Suarez assessed the patient while Johnbern translated. I wrote down all the medications that each person needed. Everyone in the entire village was diagnosed with anemia, parasites and malnutrition.
|Dr Suarez with Famie and her mother, Lucianna Alfred.|
While Johnbern and I helped with the health assessment, Kendra spent her time working with Simon to fill in the giant hole. Unfortunately, the Bobcat fell into the hole while they were filling it.
It took Floyd (the van) and a pick-up truck to pull it out! What a day!