Thursday evening July 23, 2009
My last post from Cyvadier is being written outside on the third floor balcony. The kitchen a/c is on but the team chatter is distracting. Inventory is done and partially posted on y computer. Our bags are packed and ready for the over night luggage truck. We will leave for PAP around 4 AM and, if the internet is up then, I’ll post this. We will be traveling by two vans so pleas pray for our sage travels. The Internet is not presently available. We had the wonderful meal of red beans and rice, covered in lobster, onions, tomatoes, and Haitian herbs. It is one of my favorites along with the black bean sauce over rice. We are headed to Boyer’s for some sort of a party, complete with the FOTCOH Band. That will be an interesting treat but I will be even more tired tomorrow, The Haitian workers chipped in and gave each one of us a personalized small painting/ It was a great gesture. We are all anxious to return home to our loved ones and our homes. This has been another great team experience. My helpers in the pharmacy have been outstanding again. Carol Steiner,
We ended up seeing a lot of patients today and our total exceeds 2400 patients. The last day was a frantic scramble but we survived. Eric even got a video of the “Grise Grind” where I have to compound a solution of Griseofulvin for the fungal patients. I wish there was a way to educate them to wash so that I would not have to treat so many fungal patients.
3 AM. It was some party at Boyer’s home. First, it is a very nice and clean home. Second, his step mother and his father prepared the food and beverage. We had a great 3 hours there at his home. Now it is time to finish packing and head for home. The new people have no idea what is in store for them on the ride home. I will post this and describe the rest of the day from Peoria. Thank you again for all of your comments and especially your prayers.