Not long into our relaxing, a few of the teammates who had been working with the children throughout the week, brought in a little boy who needed a wound cleaned from an injury he most likely accrued before our time in Nica. This sweet little boy silently sat on Jordan's lap while a few teammates cleaned his injured foot and bandaged him up. While he was sitting there, bugs kept swarming his ears which caught the attention of some of the PA students and Dr. John. After looking closely at his ears, they noticed a bug stuck in his ear canal and quickly got to work on removing it. What came out was not for the squeamish. Once the bug was removed, Dr. John cleaned out both of his ears, wiped them down with bug spray wipes and had me fill one last prescription to help this sweet boy with a double ear infection. As I watched them working, when they didn't have too, and I felt honored to be part of this team of people who truly do care for their patients.
After he was cleaned up, his father, Francisco, who can barely walk but served alongside of us everyday as the gate keeper for the clinic, shared his gratefulness with us. With tears in his eyes he said that he knew the Lord had sent us to them, and he thanked us for coming to their church, for serving their community and for giving care to his son. He shared that he had taken his son to the hospital a week or so ago for his ears and they didn't help him at all. I'm so glad we could help and I'm so thankful for the care and love that I was able to witness between a few doctors and a patient even after the clinic ended.
It's going to be tough to say goodbye to what we've seen and done this week, but I know it'll stay with us long after we've landed in Charleston.
Good night and God Bless,