Lately, we’ve had many paradoxically both good and bad days. We’ve had exciting wins, and really tragic losses. Yesterday was one of those days. I was covering pediatrics, and one of our patients was a mystery case of a teenage … Continue reading The good and bad
Some of my favorite patients are the ones that don’t need to see me again after they leave the hospital, because it’s such a joy to see the ones that recover. One of those I remember to celebrate the good … Continue reading Celebrating the wins
This was my first week back in the clinic and hospital since my enforced break between work permits. Even with working this weekend and being busy already, it is good to be back! I’ve really missed teaching, seeing familiar patients … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
One of the things I’ve noticed being different in Kenya is that speaking about bad news or bad outcomes out loud is a very serious thing here. Many people have explained to me that they don’t want to talk about … Continue reading The Ultimate Good News!
The other day I was working in our family medicine clinic with a training Clinical Officer who also helps me when I get stuck in Kiswahili, when I met the nicest, soft-spoken, most dignified older man. He had come in … Continue reading When the hanger strikes
Sometimes things happen that you have little ability to help as you want. Continue reading Feeling Helpless
Snapshots of my first week at work. Continue reading First Impressions
We had to say things about the cards to move them up the table, with hilarious results. Continue reading Adventures in language
The word of the day is flexibility. Continue reading Plans changed. . .