| Feb 04, 2010
February 4, 2010 | Thursday
Been very busy these past few days. Haven't had much time to update. A lot has happened since I last made a post in this blog.
We spent 3 days in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. That was quite the experience... lots of stories from that that I'll eventually try to share here too. After spending some time in Santo Domingo, we finally got a UN flight into Haiti.
We are based out of a decently nice place called the "Guest House" in Port-au-Prince right near the airport. However, we spend most of our time out at clinics for 3-day stints where we are camping with cots and no running water. I have been doing lots of wound care, cleaning and dressing highly infected wounds and assisting one of my teammates with pulling teeth... I am learning so much. Being a paramedic, I really only know stuff about emergency medicine. The world of primary care is a whole new thing -- it's been a great experience!
On our first day down here, we took a 2-hour tour of Port-au-Prince... Wow, the destruction is truly incredible: IT IS EVERYWHERE. Hundreds of thousands of people living under sheets stretched over sticks... and rubble as far as the eye can see. I have never seen anything like it.
Someone is waiting to use the computer so I better go. We have the day off on Sunday. So I will probably be able to update then.