I had a terrible headache and nausea yesterday. It just would not seem to go away. I was scared that I had caught whatever the three babies that came in Thursday night might have had! Our volunteers and staff had also been sick with the flu. This morning I woke aching all over but without the headache.
I was in bed when Susan came up just before noon and told me that there was a father at the gate with a two and half month old baby whose mother died from the “water” which scared us that it might have been the cholera. But it turns out she was killed during the hurricane. His mother went out in the hurricane and the wind blew her into some fast moving flooding and swept her away. I will tell you more about the situation after I have heard the whole story.
The baby’s name is Wadson. The day nurse just brought him up for me to see and he is a healthy and big baby boy. He looks to be very healthy. We have been so busy this week! We received 6 babies and received one container! We are supposed to receive another container this next week. Last week was an American container and Monday we are supposed to receive one from Canada.
Dave Williams, who is charge of the warehouse and containers, took a large truck load of donations to the Camp where all of the deaf people are living. Dave’s friend, Tara, came to Haiti to work with the deaf and so they wanted to take some of these last donations to help them. They also took a truck load to Dr. Jacob Bernard and his orphanage, New Life Link.
We are trying to get as many donations out as quickly as we can. Many of the donations that people received months ago are used up and we are trying to get more help to them. I will put photos on here tomorrow showing the distribution to the Camp for the Deaf.
Posted on Sun, November 14, 2010
by Dixie Bickel