I am congested, drank an obscene amount of caffeine today, and took Sudafed. Should a person write in a public space in that condition? I guess we'll see. Today was a fun, busy day at prenatals.
Fantastic class taught by Melissa.
She is fluent in Creole and makes a cole slaw salad that I think about two days after I've eaten it.
Who knew cole slaw could be so dreamy?Tara wrote about her here.
Beth and Etienne
Beth is visiting from my home town. She too is fluent in Creole, but I'm not sure how she feels about cole slaw. Having someone here from home feels weird and yet oh so good. She is in Haiti for two weeks.
Weird how only one of us is smiling.
So far, learning to draw blood is going very well. We have excellent teachers. If you're a medical person, you may get what I'm about to throw out here. There is nothing like learning to draw blood. After learning this skill is it normal to want to take blood all day long every day for the rest of your life? Tell me that's normal. I'm tempted to go take some right now from my sleeping children. I won't though. I'm too tired. This is a mixed emotion to feel because it goes without saying that the person you're sticking is not nearly as excited about the process as you are. That part stinks. But I won't lie: when we realize we're done with labs, and that there are no more women who need testing, it is a major let down. "Really? No one else needs a test? Really? Are you sure?"
On a more serious note (although I consider falling asleep thinking about veins dead serious) I am proud of the care we can give our ladies at Heartline. We have a mini-lab in the middle of a third world country. That blows my mind. We have medications to treat our ladies. I'm so thankful these women can get the care they need. Thank you for giving to these women. Your prayers and financial gifts matter and are making a difference.
If you want to pray for our pregnant ladies, here is an updated post with their photos and information.
We still need your help at the Giving of Life Grant. It takes 3 seconds to vote for Heartline. Have you done that yet? We'd sure like to win that $50,000 so we can expand our program.
Thanks for loving our ladies.
I'm off to take some Benadryl night time pills and fall asleep thinking about tourniquets.