Today was another busy day! We travelled three hours through mountains lined in coffee plants to arrive at our destination.
We met many amazing children and families today, and provided medicine, care and counselling. Many of the children came with acute infections requiring antibiotics or antiparasitics; others had asthma and could go home with ventolin and aerochambers. As the nearest hospital is 3 hours away, asthma treatment is extremely important for children who have this condition. We also saw a few children between the ages of 9-11years old with symptomatic undiagnosed heart disease that we were able to organize cardiology assessment for the first time. We are thankful everyday for all the donations and support we have received that allow us to provide this medicine to these children!
Today we also got the good news from Dr. Mabel Henriquez, our local Honduran doctor who will continue to provide care to the communities after we leave, that the child we sent by ambulance to Gracias from yesterday's clinic is recovering well after his appendectomy! Further, the appointment has been confirmed for the 6 year old girl we saw yesterday with previously undiagnosed cleft palate to see a specialist for repair. It has been truly amazing to be able to contribute to the care of these incredible kids!We are thankful everyday for all the donations and support we have received that allow us to provide this medicine to these children!