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This blog was created with the intention of sharing my life and midwifery experiences with my community as I branch into international midwifery. I hope to keep people up to date and in touch with me, and with the places and people where I'll be.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

september 16th 2010

time really feels like it's flying now. it's already mid-september.
this post will be brief. i have been wanting to write in the blog but haven't had internet for a few weeks. right now i am at marthonie's house--she has internet each evening--i think i am going to start coming here more often and using it.
things are going well. i had gone back to el paso a couple of weeks ago, for 4 days--it was a really nice break, i saw everyone i wanted to see, and got some stuff i needed to bring back. it was good. coming back felt really good. i actually gelt happy and relieved to be back in haiti. with all the noise on the street and everything. the weather has been a little cooler than it was--it's still hot, but not AS hot--and, it is really green and lush right now. so that is really nice--i am enjoying it alot.
the class is doing really well. just 2 months off from graduation. starting to prepare--they have been practicing these beautiful songs that they are going to sing. it's exciting.
i have decided to come back and do the next class with marthonie. i really like working with her. even though the conditions here are so so hard--i am intrigued enough and comfortable enough to want to stay longer. i am going to leave haiti after graduation and then return in January for the new class.
another reason that i am coming back is that i am with someone here, who i want to be with and continue building my relationship with. he is a lovely lovely person and we are having a really good time getting to know eachother. things are really good between us. i don't know what else to say about it except that we both are wanting to move forward in our relationship and both trusting eachother alot.
so, that's a brief catch up of things here. at the hospital, there's all the same things. always interesting. lots of pre-eclampsia--that's the biggest thing here. a couple of days ago we had this lady who was carried in, 8 days postpartum,. could not walk or talk...normal vitals...i thought she was post-seizure or that she had had a heart attack or something...no doctor in sight to consult with...marthonie thought maybe, maybe it could be hypoglycemia and gave her a glucose IV...what do you know...she perked up, could talk, walk, etc. it was amazing. this lady hadn't been eating.
always interesting cases. we don't have the tools we need to diagnose things, but we do the best we can.
love all you guys