We just wanted to give a quick note about things in Kenya. At this point, things are relatively quiet here in Kenya with regards to Coronavirus. We have had 7 confirmed cases in Kenya. From what I can tell, it … Continue reading Happenings in Kenya
Lately, we’ve had many paradoxically both good and bad days. We’ve had exciting wins, and really tragic losses. Yesterday was one of those days. I was covering pediatrics, and one of our patients was a mystery case of a teenage … Continue reading The good and bad
Some of my favorite patients are the ones that don’t need to see me again after they leave the hospital, because it’s such a joy to see the ones that recover. One of those I remember to celebrate the good … Continue reading Celebrating the wins
In the town where we live, we can buy white bread or “brown” bread (whole wheat). Any other kind of bread, we make ourselves. So I’ve had a lot more practice than I used to making my own dinner rolls, … Continue reading Our daily bread
Thanksgiving is a meaningful holiday for us this year – it’s been a year since we left the States, and quite a year! We truly are thankful for so much! We’re thankful we now have a stable living environment. We’re … Continue reading Thanksgiving!
We are about halfway through our furlough, so blogging hasn’t been happening, but we wanted to give a fundraising update: we are over 2/3s of the way funded for next year! We just passed 68% raised! If you have given … Continue reading Home stretch!
One of the most mundane but biggest changes Ryan and I have made living in Kenya is food. What we buy at the market, what we cook, how we prep food, how long it takes, all have changed dramatically. Often … Continue reading Everyday adjustments (and the best popcorn ever)
We left the States almost a year ago; as we prepare to come back for our first visit, we keep thinking about why we came in the first place. We had good jobs, a great community, and as a doctor I … Continue reading Since we’ve been gone. . .
I’ve learned how to cook new recipes with over 50% substituted ingredients. How to bargain (kind of, still not very good at it). How to make my own yogurt in the crockpot (the failed attempts were super gross). To change … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned in Kenya, part 2
This was my first week back in the clinic and hospital since my enforced break between work permits. Even with working this weekend and being busy already, it is good to be back! I’ve really missed teaching, seeing familiar patients … Continue reading Back in the Saddle