July 17, 2013
Sharing a few posts from my new blog....
In case you missed it I am now blogging at Bearing Witness (www.allmyeyescansee.com).
What we did in Ethiopia
In total we saw more than 400 patients for conditions ranging from simple earaches to severe meningitis. Medical conditions treated included; mumps, pneumonia, fungal infections, herpes (face) infection, a buckle fracture, lacerations, wound care and secondary wound infections as well as complications to leprosy, TB, Typhoid and Aids...
EZ-IO ...(a life saving procedure)
An EZ-IO is a fairly common procedure that involves using an electric drill to drill a needle into the bone which allows the delivery of IV fluids and medications to patients who’s veins are too fragile to permit a more traditional IV.
As I said its a common procedure IN THE ED.
TODAY WE DID ONE IN A MUD HUT....
Reflections from a Princess
Reentry after a trip like my last is always an interesting if not difficult process. You simply can’t un-see things…the unjust realities of poverty are hard to understate once intimately experienced and they are nearly impossible to reconcile with “first world” life.