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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 3, Cholera in Fond Parisien

( a journal excerpt)
Nov. 16th, 2010
Today started at 12:00am Prosper had called me at 11:06 with someone sent down from Thomas asking for the ambulance. And by the time the new day started I was on my way to Port. with a woman having trouble in labor. The Police stopped me on the way in. And even though I was in the Ambulance with all the lights going and a pregnant woman screaming bloody murder they still asked to see in the back.
Dropped her off and got back in bed by 2am. Zoe called me at 3am to go pick up more people with Cholera from across the lake and take them to the clinic, slept from 5-9am.
Didn't get too much done in the afternoon. Put the starter back in the clinic delco and went to look at a house to rent for the Tisimon's.
Worked the night at the clinic with Claudine Pastors oldest daughter who's a nurse. spent the night emptying vomit buckets and moping the floor with bleach. Case number 5 came in about 11pm, a very old man from Bwa Bla. They said he had started vomiting at 5pm and by the time he got here he was pretty well waisted, eyes sunken and fingers shriveled up. He held on till 4:17 when he let life go.

2 comments:

  1. Oh Shea, this breaks my heart. I am praying for the Lord to give you strength and Peace as you serve Him in such a needy time as this. I also pray for those suffering from sickness and poverty. Lord, please help them through.

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  2. I'm praying for you, friend.

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