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Ah Tenwek at last

July 13, 2009

Tenwek aerialWell we’re here, and we’ve established the most important thing…the internet connection–just kidding.  We had a nice orientation of the hospital which seems more compact then the aerial shot would make you believe.

 

But in reality this hospital is quite amazing having started from two concrete sheds about 40 ft square with intermittent electricity (that is none at night).  Now there’s 24 hour electricity due to a hydroelectric dam, an ICU with vents, and most importantly an IT department that provides wireless internet (again joking on the last part).  In the few short hours we’ve been here we’ve learned about a baby who recently died with Tetralogy of Fallot, a right sided arch and esophageal atresia.  Later we learned about a new gastroschisis baby (for the lay people that means the baby’s belly wall hadn’t formed completely prior to delivery).

Interestingly, we were even given pagers here…how’d that happen!??  Well dinner’s in 10 minutes, so we have to jet.  I’ll try to post more later.  The kids are doing well per a nice update from Melissa.  Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers.  If you know people who we forgot to send this blog too, please pass this along.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve Eisinger permalink
    July 13, 2009 12:01 pm

    Thanks so much for the great updates. Typing this with a prayer for you all from sunny Indianapolis.

  2. Dad and Val permalink
    July 13, 2009 7:07 pm

    Dearest Ginnie and Aaron,
    All our thoughts and prayers are with you on your amazing journey. Godspeed and God Bless. Love reading the blog, thanks for adding us to your list. Thinking of Noah and Esther as well and their caretakers. Hope all goes well and you are able to bless many with your talents. Love you both, Val

  3. Charity permalink
    July 13, 2009 8:10 pm

    So glad you’ve arrived safely. We’ll look forward to reading your updates.

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