Archive for June, 2007

Community Health Adventures

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 |

I’ve been dying to share some things with you. It seems way too long since I last wrote. A lot has happened in the past week or so. I went out to see what the community health programs are doing. One group teaches midwives safer practices, a skill here that’s passed down generationally with no […]

Good Things Going On

Saturday, June 16th, 2007 |

Hello again!  The trials continue..today was an emotionally exhausting day.  The kids here are often literally at death’s door before they’re brought in.  And so much effort goes into reviving babies that are practically dead, that well babies don’t get the attention they need and crash too.  Please pray for 10 year old Ajay Kumar.  He was brought here and abandoned.  I met him two days […]

Day 1 In Paediatrics.

Monday, June 11th, 2007 |

We started the morning rounds in the ICU this morning. I told you about a young man whose family had poisoned him. Now there is a young woman in the ICU, also for poisoning from her family. This seems to be fairly common and very sad. I saw a baby die today. He had meningitis and had appeared to […]

Arrived At Duncan Hospital

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 |

I’m sorry. Did I say 20 hour train ride? I meant 27! It was a long, crowded time to go without hearing any English. The people were very hospitable even on the train. I was offered many cups of chai and begged to try their Indian sweets and samosas. Bihar is good so far. I […]

Namaste!

Friday, June 1st, 2007 |

Namaste! (It means hello AND goodbye!) – I just wanted to let everybody know that I am in New Delhi, safe and sound. I am being well looked after by a pastor’s wife (Zarema) here. Last night and tonight I am at the YMCA (they’re everywhere) and it’s actually a very nice hostel. The next […]