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.

2 comments:

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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