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
One week ago, someone from our team here at the hospital, a friend and neighbor, died. She was only 29. It felt like almost the whole hospital took care of her, gave everything they had (including their own blood for … Continue reading Thankful for our hope
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 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. . .
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
One of the things I’ve noticed being different in Kenya is that speaking about bad news or bad outcomes out loud is a very serious thing here. Many people have explained to me that they don’t want to talk about … Continue reading The Ultimate Good News!
Ryan and I are settling all our plans for our visit back to the States this year in October, and leading up to that we plan to start our fundraising online. Many of you following along what we do have … Continue reading Guess what?
The other day I was working in our family medicine clinic with a training Clinical Officer who also helps me when I get stuck in Kiswahili, when I met the nicest, soft-spoken, most dignified older man. He had come in … Continue reading When the hanger strikes