Wednesday: We went from house to house doing nutritional assessments and administering vaccinations. We gained a better idea of the living conditions around Las Salinas, the area served by a public clinic.
We even made our own CPR dummy, as Josh explains.
Friday: We started the day viewing surgeries in Rivas. First I saw above-knee diabetic leg amputation. Then I took a tour around the hospital. It's a public hospital and Sukhi mentioned the large difference in between public hospitals and private hospitals. Private hospitals are much more well equipped, but don't have nearly the patient load of the public hospitals. Public hospitals are free and are seemingly always full. After the tour I saw a woman give birth. It began vaginally, but became a C-section when the baby's heart rate dropped and the woman grew tired of pushing. Thankfully, the baby was ok. It's a boy!
Then, we took a trip to the island of Ometepe for some hot volcanic hiking action.
Statue in Rivas:
We arrive in Ometepe, in time for full moon beach photos.
Saturday: We hike up to the mountain and get plenty muddy on the way up. Ask Boramee how the way down went (hint: there's even more mud involved)