Friday morning was a lovely day to be flying. The pilots had
already contacted San Felipe and knew not to stop there because
they did not have fuel. Most entered through Guaymas and Ensenada.
We had good weather both in Mulege and Cadeje, so everyone was
happy. The predicted Sunday showers did not materialize and everyone
had a safe, uneventful trip.
We left Mulege at about 8:30 with all volunteers eager to get
to work at the Cadeje clinic. Our two nurse practitioners, Myra
Cochran and Carol Gemberling, were able to see and treat all
medical patients. Chris Huntsman did a great job in triage. Bobbie
Bliss and Marilyn Enns were in charge of dispensing medicines.
Sylvia and Lola interpreted with intermittent help from the dental
interpreters. Lab duties were split between Lola and “trainee” Karen
Yule. Only one referral was made for extended lab work. Children
were treated for various ailments, including Chicken Pox. Thanks
to all for another successful clinic... Great teamwork!
Stu MacPherson was assised by Roni MacPherson and Tiara Lopez.
At all times there were three chairs fully functioning. Dick
Klein was assisted by Marilyn Zellet, who also translated and
continued with triage. Larry Cochran sterilized instruments,
assisted at times by Karen Yule, who also assisted Lola Rosales.
Donn Zellet did the initial triage before flying to Loreto with
Jim Gaskin and Chatín Mesa. Twenty-one patients were seen
and eight were asked to return in May for extractions and non-urgent
Pilots: Craig Arcuri, Larry Cochran, Jim Gaskin, Frank Heintz,
Roni and Stu MacPherson
Family Nurse Practitioners: Myra Cochran, Carol Gemberling
RMA: Lola Rosales
RN: Bobbie Bliss
MA: Marilyn Enns
EMT: Chris Huntsman, Herlinda Villavicencio
CN: Sylvia Venegas
Helpers: Karen Yule
Interpreters: Marilyn Zellet, Donn Zellet
Dentists: Dick Klein, Stu MacPherson
RDA: Tiara Lopez
Dental Helpers: Roni MacPherson, Larry Cochran
Next trip will be May 19th. Volunteers
should call Melodi at (805) 736-7123.
Pre-Trip Potluck: The potluck will be held on May 10th
at the home of John and Lisa Derrick. Click
here for map and more info.
Note that the June trip will be on the third weekend June 16th.
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