Team Uganda: Clinic Day 4
Today, we traveled to Nyantonzi. A village located near the sugar cane fields of Kanyara. This is my third One World Health trip and every year my heart grows more for the people and families here. Since my last trip I became a mom, and I didn’t realize how this would change and effect the way I provide medical care. My heart has been broken over and over as we care for the many sick children here. During today’s clinic, we were thrilled to receive word that a 2 year old boy we had taken care of on Tuesday and Wednesday was getting better. (He had been diagnosed with mumps, malaria and severe dehydration. ) When he came to us, we were very unsure of how he would do. I kept thinking, “What would I do if this was my son?”. One of our wonderful translators offered to visit him at home and help his mother administer medications. By God’s grace, medical attention from OneWorld Health and lots of prayers he is improving.
We were able to care for 228 patients today. There were wound debridements, 63 tooth extractions, two patients were referred to MKMC for amputations, countless medications were given and six people committed their lives to Christ.
At one point during the clinic, I looked across the room to see my team mate holding an incredibly sick little girl with malaria. She held her for hours and let her rest and nap while she rocked her. This is why we are here, to be the hands and feet of Christ. We are grateful for these moments and thankful that because of the care OneWorld Health provides, they do not have to be the end of the story.
+ Donielle Scholes, Registered Nurse, North Carolina