Hello from Haiti at early evening. I have just has a nice shower and feel much better. Prestige (local beer) in hand, I’ll write a few lines before dinner. We were all up early this morning and breakfast was at 7. Every one pitched in and unloaded the bags. One exploded package of oatmeal and a few crushed vitamin bottles was all the damage we found. That is almost as unbelievable as our making all of our connections to Haiti. After unpacking, we began to pack pill for tomorrow and every one pitched in until about 2:30 PM when it was beach time. We managed to get almost every thing packaged for the first few days of clinic and I am most grateful that all of my team members helped out. We should be in great shape for tomorrow. The weather is warm and humid. Even though it is only 89 degrees you sweat all day and all night long. I enjoyed my sweat free half hour after my shower and am beginning to really sweat a lot now and I am no where near the sun. This morning there were about 25 people waiting outside the clinic. The 8 from yesterday are still there and I am sure there will be quite a crowd in the morning.
I am very pleased with this team. Everyone is having a great time and the conversations are very lively. I had promised to identify the July team so here it is along with their reported jobs. That does not list the laundry duty, dishes duty, and Son Son run duty that may come their way. As a matter of fact, most of the team is on a Son Son run right now.
The July team roster, along with a quick job description and a note of they are new:
Gary Alwan, Pharmacist, new
Eric Behrens, non-medical,
Sue Behrens, APN, Provider, team leader
Jamie Beversdorf, Pediatric Resident, new, Provider
Barb Hammond, non-medical, Triage/Medical Records
Dick Hammond, non-medical, FOTCOH Clinic Enforcer
Amanda Johnson, RNLP, Wound Care/lab
Jan Lundeen,RN, Provider Triage/RTC
Lisa Phillips, Physician, Provider, new
Kelly Phillips, EMT, new, Triage/pateints
Ed Monroe, Pharmacist, Pharmacy
Jim Reeser, non-medical, new,Crowd Control-front
Chris Robinson, EMT-B, Triage/patients, new
Grant Schmidt, non-medical, Pharmacy, new
Mary-Therese Schmidt, non-medical, Triage/Medical Records, new
Bruce Steiner, non-medical, Crowd Control-Back
Carol Steiner, non-medical, Pharmacy
Dan Steiner, non-medical, Cook/lab
Sara Thomas, APN, Provider
David Thorpe, RN/APN student, Provider, new
Jon Wagner, non-medical, Crowd Control- Front
There is really not much else to report at this time and it will soon be dinner time. So I’ll close for now.
Thanks for reading this. I would love to hear from any team members families, I can be bribed for dirty details. Ha.
Ooops. I forgot to confess that I failed to bring along a safety razor and I have yet to find the 200 disposable ones that used to be here. Maybe we can have a contest to see how long I’ll go before I shave,.