Medical Missionaries Board Member, Team Member
On one of our first medical trips to Thomassique a mother brought her baby to the clinic. The baby was drowning in her own secretions. She was about 6 months old, could no longer even hold her head up, and her eyes were all glassed over. We were all so upset knowing she would soon be just a statistic of a dead child in Haiti.
Dr. Irwin, undaunted, instructed us to give the baby an IM (intramuscular) antibiotic injection.
He then spoke with the mom and asked her to bring the child back in the afternoon for another injection. The mother brought the baby to the clinic twice a day for antibiotic injections. We were all amazed at how quickly the baby improved. The afternoon of the third day the little baby came to the clinic in her Sunday best with a bonnet on her head and a big smile on her face. It was such a miracle!!
This is what I hope for all little children. It is one of the many reasons I continue with Medical Missionaries.