Another 5am morning. Awoke groggier than ever. The shower in the hotel had warm water, so that was uplifting. Breakfast consisted of oatmeal cookies and peanut butter. Then, I decided to take a morning stroll, with no particular destination.After finding some Nescafe, we headed to the Ministry of Health, to review epidemiologic data and make additional relief trip plans.
Time was in short supply, so we made off for the 90 minute drive to remote and mountainous La Hicaca, our medical relief site. There, we met up with the local nurses and the community leader. We will expand both the clinical and public health services this June with their ongoing critical collaboration.
Prior to leaving La Hicaca, I made sure to visit Catalina, our cook. An impressive mass of red beans was drying in the sun, just outside her home.We passed the school (our impromptu field clinic), then posed for a photo, prior to departing for Olanchito, then San Pedro Sula.
At day's end, and after 8 hours behind the wheel, back in San Pedro Sula, at a rather plush Hilton hotel.
Tomorrow, Drs. Mason, Stevens and I head back to the USA.