Work in the clinic went well this week. Mostly we saw the regular... kids with the flu and adults with urinary tract infections, intestinal parasites, diabetes and hypertension. I saw an interesting case at the local hospital, a teenage boy with Dengue Fever. He was immediately admitted for IV rehydration and because this condition can become severe and life-threatening, isolating him in a bed with a mosquito net as Dengue is transmitted by mosquito bites. My Spanish is slowly improving and I have had numerous requests to teach English to everyone's children. The parents really want their children to be at the top of their class and feel learning English from an American is an unsurpassable opportunity. I am going to try to get a small class started.
I am feeling pretty healthy overall. I think my stomach has finally adapted to the heat and my appetite has come back. I am looking forward to eating some of the many fruits we have on the NDI property here once they are ripe. Check out the Farming tab on this website for more on what we are growing and doing on the land. The other day I was admiring a beautiful handmade palapa structure on the land here that we use for teaching the Brigade groups that come down from the US. I thought I'd share a few photos of it.
Thanks everyone for your prayers. Please keep praying that my health remains strong (and that the small Dengue outbreak doesn't spread), that my language skills improve especially for better communication with my patients and for restful sleep. Feel free to stay in touch and share any prayer requests or what is going on in your life...the info is on the contact me tab of this website. Many thanks!