The Volunteer team made it safely to Kenya! Dr. Lara Yoblonski shares her stories of Day 2.
Today was a very busy day. We didn’t know what to expect in a second day in the same place. Word got out quickly after day 1 and lots of patients showed up.
In the midst of it all several cases stood out.
- A woman that we were able to facilitate getting to the hospital for a chest X-ray had active TB.
- One man had elephantiasis as best we could tell (haven’t thought about that since medical school).
- Saw a special needs child that needs to be able to go to school.
- A young man that had a broken finger and couldn’t afford the X-ray.
- A man on dialysis with diabetes and who had the start of an infection.
The special part of all these cases was that along with summit ministries we were able to help out with each of these in some way. With the pastoral team working with patients and some local nurses care, help was provided and we are thankful.
Our goal and hope is to have a follow up plan so that some nurses and the church can keep in contact with patients and meet needs like Jesus instructed us to do.
I hope we were able to be his hands to some today, Lara.