By the end of our time there we had grown. We also found we were teetering on the edge of a cliff or maybe- a fault? I don't know, but we never fell.
|Siblings all nestled in on a filthy plastic matt|
|Here we have the wheelbarrow transport area-- |
the old grandpa that ended up with an IO in his arm, and the
young woman that needed to nurse her 2 week old baby.
Get those fluids going! Let's GO!!!!
|Everyone just tried as hard as they could, death is another part of living|
|This little girl passed out when we were starting her IV and her mom thought|
she had died and RAN~ it took several hours to find her
|This little boy was comatose when he arrived- and just 24 hours later-ta da!|
|The front deck of the IV area was good to hold another 20 patients or so|
|If we couldn't get any other access IV tubing became an NG tube and we could|
pour fluids in that way until they were hydrated enough to have
a "decent" vein
|We ran out of mats. The "ORS side" had no cots, but when the "IV side" was|
full all we could do was keep trying
|Yes we did get a line in this poor kid- after 2 days he left skipping down the|
muddy street with his mom
|Dusk falls on the ORS side...... better go get your headlamp!|
|Here are our coworkers keeping the chairs warm and bogarting the meds|
|I love this shot of TMatt in action|
|This is the "bleach mat"- you are supposed to walk through|
it everytime you leave the cholera area- mmmm, feels so good
when you got your cholera chacos on!
|This boy in the blue lost his dad and 2 brothers to cholera, then nursed his |
younger brother back to health with a little extra care from the dogooder.
I smile every single time that I look at this photo!
|This is Ann- one of the awesome MTI nurses that came in for disaster relief.|
She inspired us with her quietly powerful spirit and her easy going humor.