People often ask what our days are like here so I will share my day today with you.
6:00 Get up and put tea on and have quiet
time as we wait for the hospital worker to come and draw blood from Emma
and I. We both needed to see if we have malaria.
7:00 Haruna our local
hospital worker comes by the house to draw the blood. He uses an
unconventional item to tie our arms off while he draws our blood. (it
looks like an old backpack strap) after he draws the blood he caps the
two needles and leaves them next to the chair he is sitting in. As he is
leaving we give him the equivalent of $10.00 for coming to the house so
we do not have to wait at the hospital.
8:00 I go to the project office to
work on grain bank administration. Allison is texting the doctors at the mission hospital 6 hours away to see what local malaria medicine we can
use to treat Emma with if she has malaria.
11:00 We find out Emma has
malaria. I go to the local pharmacies to get the medicine for Emma. None
of the pharmacies have the medicine due to the high amount of malaria
cases this year. One pharmacy tells me to come back in the afternoon to
see if the medicine came in.
12:00 Go home to eat lunch and have
3:00 Back to work at the office.
4:00 Return to the pharmacy to
see if the medicine came in. It didn't come in we have to wait to see if
it is on the bus that is coming to town. I then go to the hospital to
see if they have any medicine there. None available. I did get to visit
with three different families I know.
6:00 Come home from work and take
clothes off the line.
7:00 Return to the pharmacy to see again if they
have the medicine. This time they do! Thank you Jesus!! The medicine
costs $12.00 I then return to the hospital to drop off a cot for one of
the families I know who has to spend the night at the hospital.
8:00 Back home to give Emma her medicine. We start to give Emma her medicine
and she is not taking it to well. She then throws up all over me (I have
a weak stomach and I am trying not to throw up) just before Jeff stops
by to see how Emma is doing. We have to start all over giving her the
medicine. This time we are able to get it in her. Just after we finish
the power goes out. Outside to turn the generator on.
9:00 We eat dinner
and give Micah his bath.
10:00 Power comes back on Back outside to turn
the generator off and switch to local power. We then get the kids ready
for bed. Every day we each say what we are thankful to God for that day.
Today Micah is thankful he got to make cupcakes with Mama. Allison and I
are thankful for the hospital worker that came by and that the medicine
came in today. After we pray and put Micah to bed
11:00 I take a shower
then write email
11:45 Bed time Thank you Jesus!
So that was a glimpse into what life was like today in