A day at Tenwek
I thought I would give you a snapshot of an ordinary day at Tenwek. The morning walk to clinic is cool 50 degrees but there is hope of warmth to come.
"...that you may know the HOPE to which he has called you the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and his incomparably great power for us who believe." Ephesians 1:18
The topography is unlike anything you would see in the states. the trees are lush, roads dusty, and the smell of cow manure in the air.
Morning rounds are always an adventure. There is no privacy for these patients. Families intermingle and help each other with translation of the languages. Families are responsible for supplying their loved ones with food. the hospital cafeteria burned down several years ago.
This trip I have had 3 residents to teach. 2 family medicine residents and 1 general surgery resident. I could not do the work without them. We have been averaging 30-50 patients a day in clinic. Each patient takes a fair amount of time once the language is translated and the electronic record is completed.