Day 4: Golden Stream Village
The group drove from Sunset Pointe to the Golden Stream Village Clinic. We started seeing patients at 8:00 AM. The students once again took doctor orders and watched a specific doctor. There were a lot of people at this clinic, and the doctors and students had to work at a very fast pace. We ended at 3:00 PM and then drove back to Sunset Pointe.
Thank you for the prayers about the hot weather. Last night it rained so the weather was under 100F.
Today we travelled 1.5 HR to another town called Bella Vista, where we saw total of 80 patients today! I saw mostly children with lots of fever and rash. I ordered rare tropical diseases like Malaria and Typhoid. There was a girl had a skull fracture sitting in the front seat of car without car seat. A mom travelled to Honduras to this clinic so her baby from cerebral palsy can get care. In order to receive physical therapy, she has to ride a bus for another 5 hours. Nathan took history and examined three patients on his own.
Today, we drove from Placencia all the way to Bella Vista, another clinic that people come to from miles around. This really warmed my heart to know that many even walked across borders just to see us doctors. As Dr. Im's assistant, I called patients, blew up balloons, saw patients, and even learned how to diagnose a patient properly through investigative questions. These try to find something symptoms of infection. But we must remembers that it is only through God that we can save our patients. For instance, when we arrived at Bella Vista, the Lord provided us wonderful and amazing staff, including exquisite performance by nurses, clerks, doctors, and even health officials. We appreciate God's blessing to give us such wonderful people and for opening the hearts too the indigenous Belizean to Medical care, and more importantly, Christ Jesus. "'Not by might nor by power, but by my Holy Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty." Zechariah 4:6 this verse in Zachariah truly comes to show that it is only by the works of God and our faith that we can be saved, helped, and love so that we can not only enjoy our life on Earth to glorify God and to enjoy our time in heaven to carry out his works.
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