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Our big day is finally here and I'm so excited!
The Medical Mission Day is an annual event that the Volunteer for Visyans organization sponsors each year in May. This event was also a primary reason why I chose the dates I did for our trip as well. We are all ready for the challenge of today.
The municipality hosting us this year was Dagami. An area about an hour south-west of Tacloban. The purpose of the day is to provide ...
... visit we assisted in immunizations and prenatal check ups. I helped draw up vaccines and the girls were allowed to administer them. Very exciting. I talked with the nurses about the rural health visits for pre-natal care and they explained that there is no pregnancy testing out in the very rural areas. It's just, "have you had your menstral cycle?" if not, the assumption is that the woman is pregnant. Crazy!
A few other "funnies" of the ...
Today at the clinic a man came into the ER (which consists of a curtained room and one small table) from a car accident with a laceration on his knee and foot. Heather was able to clean and wrap the wound. I was outside admitting patients. It is crazy how different they treat medical records here, and I am beginning to be thankful for the US and the eventual all electronic medical records. At the clinic they have random papers ...
On Sunday we decided to go to Patio Victoria which is like a little resort with a pool by the ocean. It was only like a 10 minute jeepney ride to get there. When we got there they placed us at a nice table under a mango tree. We ordered some American food like chicken and french fries, because we don't want to tire ourselves out of rice. Rice is literally served at every meal here. We arrived at 10 and it wasn't that busy but around 12 a lot more Filipino families came ...
... language but overall it was a really good time. There was only one woman in labor today but she didn't have her baby before we left :( Hopefully we'll get to see something interesting on Monday!
After work we were planning to go to the pool but by the time we were all ready to leave it was a little too late. Instead of the pool we decided to go take showers at the gym and then go to Robinson's Mall to get some dinner and see a movie. I was missing home ...
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