Wednesday dawned another beautiful day in Honduras. We again shared our breakfast with UNAH therapy students and headed off to Loma Larga in San Antonia, Cortes. This village has a population of approximately 300 and their main means of livelihood is from raising corn and beans.
Dr. Curry saw a 4 year old with a large infection on his backside. This was only discovered when the mother asked Dr. Curry to look at a recent dog bite the child had suffered. All of the medical staff was needed to assist in lancing and removing the infected area.
During this visit we discovered a huge number of patients with hypertension and diabetes. One patient of Dr. Curry’s had a blood pressure of 210/100. Linda saw two patients with aortic stenosis. Dr. Curry saw a baby with Down’s syndrome. Our team was able to refer these patients for further treatment and education.
Do to a high patient load Virginia helped out in the medical clinic in the afternoon after finishing her duties in the anti-parasite clinic. Patti gave her cross to one of the therapy students who showed tremendous amount of compassion and gentleness. It has been a pleasure serving these communities this week.