God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble. For this reason we do not fear when the earth shakes, and the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea, Psalm 46:1-2

Pou chèf sanba yo. Se yon chante pitit Kore yo pou yo chante tou dousman. Se Bondye ki tout pwoteksyon nou, se li menm ki tout fòs nou. Li toujou pare pou ban nou sekou lè nou anba tray. Psalm 46:1-2

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Where are we sleeping?

The entire team is staying at the Hospital. This was a practical decision as the roads are really ruff, traffic is horrible, and the only open hotel is a hard walk by day, and not a good idea at night. Future teams may stay at the hotel and use a tap-tap (private cab) or one of the hospital drivers but that's an added cost and strain on the few hospital drivers there. Dr. Cababa and Dr. Neilson never did make it thought the night without being awakeing for an emergency surgery or consultation. That means that staying at the hospital did translate into fulfilling a constant need, but burn-out was real close for some after only a week; and the hospital really needs all the room they can get for patients. We slept on army cots in the hallways and up on the roof. The heat and humidity was horrific (especially for us from Wisconsin) but the roof was a little cooler and really wasn't too bad except when it rained and we either dove into a bakeing tent or moved under the rain fly.

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