Thanks so much for the comments, it's very encouraging! We are drop dead tired! Today was crazy though! Sorry for all the exclamations but whoa, it is a day worth exclaiming for!!! So today was a 5:45 wake up, breakfast, and then we drove to the hospital. The drive is 10 minutes and the pump up for the day. We see a lot: children going to school in back alleys, goats eating garbage, people smoking hookahs on cement porches, crumbling buildings, and beautiful beautiful mosques. We got to the hospital and set up the child life specialist's room: streamers, balloons, and all kinds of other toys. We were mid setup when all of a sudden the nurses started bringing in the patients. There was this one little boy who was crying because he was scared and all the other kids were fussy too because they had been without food and water for hours. (surgery regulation) The Child Life Specialist's room is the last stop before surgery. The room was too small though, for translators, our sponsor and us, so we moved upstairs to work on other things. Our main area was Pre-Op, basically another waiting playroom for the kids. We colored and played lots of games. Throughout the day we were needed throughout the hospital--in the lab, screening(new patients were coming in), checked in on Post-Op, etc.
This pretty much sums up our entire day. Details later, yeah?
That being the summary, now you get to hear about the patient of the day :)
First of Yussef, cutest boy ever, our sponsor's boyfriend, and has a looooot of energy. It is hard to tell how old he is because a lot of the kids are malnourished. He is getting a cleft palate repair tomorrow. He is the most smiley kid here, he loves to hug and give kisses and be everyone's friend. He got in a fight with another little boy but all is well and they soon had fun spinning in circles afterward.
Thanks for reading!!! Please keep commenting, we were so excited to read your comments!!!
Tomorrow we are going to meet up with 5 different orphanages all together and teach them what we have prepared (our presentations). Very excited!!!!!
Love Mima and Olivia!