Monday, January 25, 2010


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
exposed to.

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.



Paula S said...

It's really wonderful what you're doing there, Steve. We are praying for you. May God give you great strength as you accomplish the tasks he has equipped you for there in Haiti.

Marilyn Cudahy said...

I bet it is overwhelming to see the need in Haiti. Sounds like you established a great base forothers to come in and help the hurt. My heart hurts knowing all the new orphans that must be there.
There is so much goodness in amoungst all the hurt, suffering and needy. God is there:) keep shining...

Swingle's Saga said...

Praying for you, for your exhaustion. Thanking the Lord for Samartian's Purse for clean water. That is great.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Edmondson,
Thank you for your hard work and help doing something we all wish we could do, but can't.
Carrie Thomas

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog posts. God bless you in your continued medical and compassionate ministry!
Jeff Heron

Anonymous said...

oh steve, if u only knew how much we all appreciate u and all u r doing, wish i was there to help u,. i pray the Lord gives u the strength u need and can't wait to have u home,. andy and I send our love and prayers