Strong winds on Thursday laid down by Friday morning and
the trip down was smooth. Sunday’s return was great
until San Felipe area, where strong headwinds were encountered,
with a small dust storm between San Felipe and Calexico.
Great team work, as always! The EMTs took blood pressures
and histories to aid the physicians. Steve Enright with wife
Polly translating, and Eric MacFarland with Erin Sparks translating,
treated about thirty patients, Lisa Fabian and Bobby Bliss
did lab work and helped in the pharmacy. There was the usual
mix of health problems and one possible ectopic pregnancy,
that turned out to be normal, after a sonogram in Ciudad Constitucion.
One enduring image from the dental side was a cluster of
local kids, all girls, standing in the doorway, watching Irma
Perez, a pediatric specialist, work. I am sure she inspired
some gals to a least think about possibilities… wonderful.
Dick Klein delivered many dentures to smiling, appreciative,
patients. Dick knows many of the local people from trips that
he has made over the years to remote mountain areas.
The dental clinic ran smoothly with Susan Grube performing
triage. Brett Grube was kept busy cleaning, filling and extracting
teeth. John Grube did a root canal with the help of Melodi
Willis. John Goerke did a great job with the sterilization.
All in all, 46 patients were seen.
Pilots: Craig Arcuri, John Goerke, Jim Gaskin, John
Grube. Frank Heintz, Tom Koff, Steve Huff
RNs: Bobbie Bliss Erin Sparks, Lisa Fabian MDs:Steve
Enright, Eric MacFarland
Pharmacy: Amy Musante, Wendy Goodman Clinic Coordinator:
EMTs: Brian Burger, Danielle Cole, Danika Graael,
HELPER: Karen Yule INTERPRETERS: Susan Grube,
DENTISTS: Dick Klein, Irma Perez, Brett Grube, John
Dental Assistants: Patsi Hodges, Melodi Willis
Videographer: Colin Renauld
We need an OPTOMETRIST for the May trip!
We always need USED LAPTOPS for the school… even
if they are not working. They can possibly be repaired by
Next trip will be May 11th. The preptrip potluck
will be Wednesday, May 2nd at the home of John and Lisa Derrick.
Click here for details
May volunteers, call trip contact Melodi Willis at
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