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FIRST IV!!! (Medical Mission Day 2–Surgery)

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 25. Jul, 2011, under Uncategorized | No Comments

FIRST IV!!! (Medical Mission Day 2–Surgery)

(post meant for Tuesday, July 19th) Today was the second day of the medical mission and I was helping with pre-op and post-op for the hernia surgeries.  I was able to try inserting more IV’s today.  The first two IV’s I tried did not work.  I got the needle into the vein both times, but [...]

Medical Mission Day 1–Hernia Surgery

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 19. Jul, 2011, under Uncategorized | No Comments

Today was our first day of mission work with the Medical Mission group. I went with the group that would be doing surgeries in the church clinic. I did pre-op with the patient, I then went with the patient into the surgery room and watched the surgery, and then I followed them to post-op and [...]

Roller Coaster of Emotions

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 18. Jul, 2011, under Uncategorized | No Comments

This past week was our last push of finishing our group project for the trip, so that is why I have been MIA for a couple of days.  I barely had time to finish my daily journal and by the time I did finish it, I was too exhausted to write a blog that would [...]

Busy Week!!!

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 10. Jul, 2011, under Uncategorized | No Comments

Busy Week!!!

In the last post I wrote, I talked a little bit about what we did on Monday, July 4th, but I did not get to the part about what the Church did for us to celebrate the Fourth of July.  I think I had a bigger celebration here in Piura than I usually do at [...]

So Much to Say…So Little Time

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 06. Jul, 2011, under Uncategorized | No Comments

So Much to Say…So Little Time

As you can all see, this is my first time blogging in a couple of days.  Before coming down to Piura, we were told that we would be taking part in an in-depth project while in Piura.  During this past week, we started working on this project and that is why there was a break [...]

short and sweet update about the past few days :)

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 02. Jul, 2011, under Uncategorized | 1 Comment

short and sweet update about the past few days :)

(THIS POST IS WRITTEN FOR JULY 1ST) The past two days have been somewhat more laid back than the days before. In the morning yesterday, we toured a school named San Ignasio de Loyola. This is a school in a town right next to Piura named Castilla. The school is an all-boys, higher-end school with [...]

A True Glimpse of Healthcare in Piura

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 30. Jun, 2011, under Uncategorized | No Comments

A True Glimpse of Healthcare in Piura

Today started off with home visits like yesterday. Chelsea and I went with a nurse from the church named Coco and we visited about 7 or 8 patients in the morning. We took vitals on each patient and provided some of them with grooming on their hands and feet or massages. The people that we [...]

SURPRISE!!!

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 29. Jun, 2011, under Uncategorized | No Comments

SURPRISE!!!

(THE EVENTS OF THIS POST ARE ABOUT TUESDAY, JUNE 28TH) I am going to start this blog by talking about the end of my day first.  The reason for this choice is that a very special surprise took place tonight.  Ever since I have arrived in Piura, I have been hoping to see my family. [...]

Home SWEET Home (for the next month)

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 28. Jun, 2011, under Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Home SWEET Home (for the next month)

On Saturday, June 25th, we finally arrived in Piura. This is my fourth time visiting Piura and Santisimo Sacramento and the welcome that we received was just as amazing as I had remembered it to be. We got our luggage at the airport and walked outside to find a group of workers from the church [...]

WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN??

Posted by megan.paterkiewicz in 24. Jun, 2011, under Uncategorized | No Comments

WHERE DO I EVEN BEGIN??

I have finally found some reliable internet to sit for some time to write this post because that is the only way to do some justice to my experience to far. On Tuesday the 21st, we were picked up from our hostel in Cusco and were taken on a tour for the day.  We stopped [...]