A rural mission hospital in NW Zimbabwe. Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through hospital evangelism.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Urology Team is here!
On Sunday the 5th of June a team from Santa Rosa, CA (my hometown) arrived. Dr. Palleschi, Dr. Duckett (urologists), Victoria, Sylvia, Lynn (all nurses) Jeff (father of James) and James (starting med school in the Fall) arrive ready to help our urology patients. They have been doing some surgeries, seeing patients and enjoying their time here. Dr. Palleschi has been with us 4 times now and Victoria 2 times and Sylvia is my Zimbabwean sister who lives in my hometown with my family as her family.
Part of the team went to an Immunization Clinic on Thursday and enjoyed being with the screaming kids, giving injections, and polio and Vitamin A drops to the kids after weighing over 300 kids! They were very tired when they came home that night.
We have been very busy on Tuesday and Thursdays which start with CD4 blood draws. We have kept Caleb and Amanda busy drawing blood and visitor Lynn drew with them this week.
We have been enjoying watching the NBA finals here. They are on live about 2:30 a.m. but we tape it and watch it later that evening. All of us are Warriors fans and so far we are very happy. With it being 3-1 we are happy! GO Warriors!
Today was our support group for our older kids on ART drugs to treat AIDS. All of kids were born with AIDS and more than half have lost their parents. We had a morning of games, video, talking about adherence to drugs, why they should take drugs and encouragement to continue taking drugs. We ended with tea and everyone went home with drink mix, cookies, pencils and pen and sweets. They were so excited and happy. They will come back in three months for another group meeting. We had 42 kids between 13-18 years of age. Many of these kids we have been treating since they were 2-3 year olds, so it is always a JOY to see them growing up big and strong because of medication!
Dr. Palleschi and Dr. Duckett operating
Caleb and Amanda drawing bloods
Lynn drawing blood
AIDS support group playing games
Group watching video with Dr. Munodawafa
Support group singing
Time for tea and bread--O.I. staff and counsellors serving