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Trip Start May 02, 2009
Trip End Jul 27, 2009

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hi Everyone,
Today Nikki and I went to the hospital to speak with the head doctor of pediatrics at the public hospital here in Tacloban.  We brought all of our test results so that she could tell us what they all meant.  The results show that Vincent is positive for both Filariasis and
Schistosomiasis. It may sound like bad news but it is actually very good news because they both have known treatments.  The doctor also had really good news on treatment options.  The drug for schisto is available at that hospital.  The dosage is determined based on weight and height and is given in one dose.  Then 6 months later he will be tested again to see if the parasite is gone.  Also she informed us that teh Department of Health here in Tacloban has a filariasis treatment unit within its offices.  So we will beable to take Vincent there and get him treatment, free of charge.  All of this is such a good news and I feel like we finally have a solution for him.  We don't have to go to Manila anymore, so that will save him some trouble with the traveling.  Tomorrow we will take him to get the schisto treatment and then to the DOH office so that we can plan his treatment.
My next plan is to try and help Jonathan get on an adoption list, wish me luck.

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