Update from Dixie- January 28
28 January 2010 8:50 AM
There are some things I keep forgetting to mention. I am still trying to track down TETANUS vaccine! You can probably imagine the problems with people being cut by the metal rods sticking up out of buildings. These metal rusty bars are prime tetanus environment. I cannot find anyone to donate the vaccines for the Haitian hospitals and clinics! Please, help me find some vaccines. If bought, they cost $30 per dose! To me, that is ridiculous! The cost seems too high when you can get DPT (diptheria, pertussis and tetanus) combination for about $18 per dose. Does that make sense??
We are aso collecting items to ship to Haiti. See thes Haiti Relief page for new items needed.
We have received 2 children now from the Comfort Ship. The little girl who came yesterday, knows her name and the school and church where she attends. Ernst, our driver, went to the church today with her photo and the history that she knows about herself. The pastor will announce her information on Sunday and we hope that her family will come respond and come to take her home.
We still have not found Harry's mother and are waiting for his mother to go to General Hospital inquiring about him. We have given them a photo and his name and hope that we can find his mother soon.
Molly, Joyce, some of the other staff, and I traveled to Miami today. We went shopping for tents, tarps, blankets, and other relief items to take back with us on Saturday. It will be good to get back to Haiti and not have to leave again any time soon.
Laurie told me today that IBESR and UNICEF came to the orphanage yesterday asking about children that had been admitted since the earthquake. They took names an photos and asked what we were doing about finding the parents of the children. They then gave us a sticker to how that they had been there and we were cleared! Cleared for what? I do not know. I have more to tell you all about today, but will blog more in the morning. I need to get some sleep and rest.
Posted on Thu, January 28, 2010