Since the summer I have only been able to operate my pediatric clinic just a few days a month. Without medicines and supplies – it just wasn’t possible to treat all of those sick little babies!
A few weeks ago we had a baby who needed oxygen. I didn’t have any way to help the family.
I have had children come to the clinic needing antibiotics. With only a few bottles left – I had to make the tough decision – which child needs it the most? Or which child is too far gone that I cannot spare what little I have.
It’s so incredibly hard to know that diarrhea is one of the leading killers among children under 5 in Haiti – and I have to choose which children will receive the life-saving medicines they need.
I literally have to make life & death choices every week. It can be so overwhelming. I remind myself constantly that these are HIS children. I can only do what I can do. But it doesn’t make sleep any easier.
This is why I have spent the last week crying tears of joy! God has heard & answered my prayers for this clinic! This past week Allan Imes & the Family Medical Clinic donated enough supplies to keep me open every day for the rest of the year!
I have suitcases full of medical supplies and medicines – so much so they won’t even fit on my shelves! I also have an oxygen machine, defibrillator, battery-powered nebulizer, otoscopes, cholesterol machine, portable EKG machine, HCG machine, h-pylora tests, HIV test, urine test, mono test, pulse ox, accu-chek, tons of IM/IV medications, & other lab equipment!
I am SO CRAZY excited that I don’t have to turn anyone away! With so many supplies – I can also open the clinic to adults! It’s been so depressing to run my clinic these past few months! Now I can’t wait to open its doors full-time!