Archive for October, 2014

Thankful

Friday, October 31st, 2014 |

I was able to put my suturing skills to use. We had a sweet boy, around 7 years old, come in. He had a one inch laceration on his left upper scalp. He had been running and fell down. Ouch! I prayed for the peace of the Lord and then I proceeded to gather the […]

Humbled

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 |

Have I said recently that I am humbled and honored to be here!  It has been an amazing day.  To begin with, I walked in at 7:30 to find two gun shot wound victims.  One was in severe pain and needed an NG tube and a foley for starters.  Check!  I was able to decompress […]

Briefly

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 |

I continue to have some great experiences here in Ghana.  Diseases of poverty are what I want some experience with and there is no substitute for seeing what is in the textbooks played out before your eyes.  During rounds this morning there was a middle aged gentleman status post surgery from a perforated bowel as […]

Catching up

Monday, October 27th, 2014 |

I highly recommend Calvary Methodist Church, right here in Wenchi near the hospital.  I went there yesterday and it was an awesome experience.  The rest of Sunday was a day to relax and to contemplate my experience so far and what lies ahead.  It has been great and I am so thankful that I get […]

Fresh Faces

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 |

I spent yesterday and part of today training new nursing students.  These were first year (out of three years) students and their first clinical experience.  It was so fun to see the enthusiasm they have for what they are embarking on.  It was a great opportunity for me to share theory on different disease processes […]

Great Day

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 |

You guessed it, another great and glorious day here in Wenchi!  I seem to have a perpetual smile on my face and I am pinching myself that I actually get to be here and do this.  It isn’t because anything here is even close to perfection.  But the clutter is missing and that is so […]

Pictures of Wenchi Ghana

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 |

Smorgasbord

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 |

As promised, clinical is at the top of the order.  Today we saw a 3 y.o. with sickle cell and a hgb of 8.2.  This was up from a recent visit when it was only 7.3.  So the little guy is making progress.  He actually didn’t look as sick as this sounds!  We had an […]

Pictures!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 |

Clearly I am not a photographer.  But I will occasionally try to post pictures that give you an idea about Wenchi, Ghana.  This is a picture of the emergency department.

Where do I begin?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 |

The day starts here with a staff devotional.  I was then given a campus tour.  It is amazing to see the multi specialty hospital and outpatient services that are offered.   My first order of business was emergency rounds with the prescriber and then spending my morning with emergency department staff.  I saw a variety […]