Monday, April 21, 2008

Lutheran Honduran team arrives in Tela, Honduras

First post from Michael Paras:

Because of scheduling difficulties the team members arrive on three separate fights into Honduras. Regardless, the bulk of the crew is anxious to get settled and begin their work. They had pre arranged to have the word spread through town that they would host their first clinic early in the morning on Sunday. Even though some of the crew had only arrived a few hours earlier.

They arrive at 'La Hospital Tela' at 7 a.m. Sunday. Already, there are around 60 people waiting to be seen. By 8:30 a.m. there are hundreds waiting.

Inside, as the groups of people get bigger, the team immediately starts to triage and treat patients. They travel from all over Honduras to see the medical group. Some are seriously ill and we are their last resort, others have minor pains and issues we can remedy quickly. The nurses doctor's and support staff are looking out mostly for kids who need operations they can handle in the time they have in Tela.

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