Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Another 11 hour clinic day...

Long day today.
Left home at 730am.
Arrived back at 745pm.
Then rushed off to a movie.
Now have some work emails to write.
Then the day is over.
It was an interesting day however.
Many sick children.
More of the children needed more attention than usual, lots of check-ups.
Lots of infants breathing at 70-80 per minute (fast!)
A child with a very bulging fontanelle, but actually quite happy. However, as this is usually a danger sign, and a sign of serious illness (like meningitis) I did refer the child.
A child that had surgery on the ship that has a wound infection now.
A 9 year old with a tumor of his left eye, desperate for help that we cannot give.
A 2 year old weighing 7.2kg, with malaria, needing referral to the feeding center.
A 5 month old with a persistent cough and weight loss and a mother who is not quite sure what to do.
In other words, enough to do.
But now, it's off to bed...

1 comment:

~Amy said...

Hugs to you Sanna!! You are doing an amazing job and I'm proud to call you my friend! :D

Love you,


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