Les Cayes Medical Clinic, Part 3
The Les Cayes medical clinic would set a rhythm for the remaining towns the Among The Reeds team would visit during their stay in Haiti. In all, nearly 400 patients were seen that day with symptoms ranging from malnutrition and dehydration to gangrene and malaria. To those whose homes were destroyed, there were only fresh tarps and twine to offer from the supplies we had on hand. Everyone of us wished we could do more, as there was so much more to do.
I quickly learned that pediatric care was a very large need the ATR team would face during their time in Haiti. Fortunately there was an expert with us. Debi Lammert became the "baby lady" (as I warmly called her) whose gentle and no-nonsense attitude educated and enabled parents to provide greater care for their infants.