January 22, 2010

Images of Peru

The reality of Peru is so different and yet so similar to our own in many ways. This little girl above has an astrocytoma. I watched them put in 2 cranial drains to relieve the intracranial pressure. Now we wait and see if she wakes up.
This 8 year old has been in the hospital for over a month waiting for her burns to heal....
Here´s the new coordinator, Judith! She´s from Oregon and one of the most dynamic people I´ve ever met! Everything is changing and we´re taking it one step at a time, rolling with the changes and doing a lot of laughing in the process :)
(A little boy took this picture for us in the hospital Belén)
Street music in Trujillo.... it´s all in the family!
AND.... you can´t forget the typical dishes of the region!!!! On my first full day in the hospital, the pediatrician invited me to a birthday party for one of his friends, who was turning 79. Not only did it turn out to be a fancy feast with all of the traditional dishes (from papas a la hauncaina to pato and cabrito), but there was 5 hours of talking, laughing, singing, and dancing! I haven´t felt so accepted so quickly in a long time.


MSU CHM Saginaw said...

I'm glad to hear things are going well, Sarah. It looks like you're having fun and eating well.

Emily said...

Your pictures are wonderful Miss Saritah.

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