Tuesday, November 27, 2007
And Work and Pray (and Play) Some More
Most of our household left early this morning. Christiana and I joined Dr. Hardison for rounds at 8:30 AM, which included three young women with advanced AIDS -- and, even more sadly, for a visit to Maternity where we learned that a premature baby, delivered by C-section on Saturday and in respiratory distress from birth, had died.
Christiana also saw a nine-year-old boy with severe eczema in the outpatient department; he had been suffering for eight years. We returned "home" to work on the final data entries for her de-worming program on Christiana's laptop. Now she, too, is leaving (but will return in February, TG), as I write from the cybercafe at nearby Maseno University. The afternoon rains will soon come to cool off the heat of the day and to dampen the ever-present smells of burning rubbish and human sweat.
Emmah and I will be alone at Rotary House for a few days before new visitors arrive. Meanwhile, please be aware that it may be awhile before I can get to a computer again. Please also know that when the university closes in mid-December, the cybercafe will close. My thoughts and prayers are with you and will remain with you all. They are very much here, as well. I am so thankful to be a very small participant in a very great Plan, and to witness the work of the people in Maseno. As others have said before, "Surely Nan and Gerry Hardison were hand-picked by God."