We have been in Haiti less than a week and treating the sick and wounded for
just 5 days now. Seems longer. I think that is because of all we're being
The mobile clinic we sent out today (to Leogane) went well. Learning curve
stuff. Tomorrow we will be sending them to yet another nearby village.
Today was hard for me. One, I'm exhausted... In all ways. Today was also
difficult because of all the very sick children that were brought to us, many of
which have malaria and are fighting to live as I type this. I won't be
surprised if, by morning...
We are seeing more and more medical illness, many of which are unrelated to the
earthquake. One thing that I would say that nearly all Haitians have in
addition to everything else is post traumatic stress and anxiety. These people
have been so psychologically traumatized.
I would like to shoot a bunch of mongrel dogs that run around in packs barking
outside our tents at night. Sorry PETA you guys will just have to deal.
One tremor today.
A congressman (Rooney, of Florida) stopped by today.
Samaritan's Purse installed a water purification unit at our compound today,
capable of producing 10,000 gallons of clean water per day. More and more it
looks like, by the time we leave later this week, we will have established a
medical presence that will be sustained over a long period of time. I feel very
good about that.