Patient One: Admitted to the children’s ward on Saturday, received a call today that she was discharged. Spent one hour waiting on final paperwork, helping them get social assistance and pay.
Patient Two: Follow up appointment from Saturday night; was dropped off by Stephen at 7:30am this morning and was helped to get social assistance. Delivered back home at 4pm, with yet another appointment in two weeks. Also required an awkward, broken & translated conversation about his test, potential STD, and how it can spread to his wife.
Patient Three: Learned this morning that he stepped on a nail two days ago and now has a high fever. The wounded area of his foot is exceptionally hard. We know there is infection, we know he should have had a tetanus shot two days ago. He is taken to the hospital at 9am, picked up at 12pm with antibiotics, pain medicine, and a bandaged arm from the tetanus shot.
Patient Four: When taking Patient Three to the hospital, we learned this little girl needed to go to. Mother & daughter were willing to take care of it themselves, but just needed a ride. They were dropped off at 9:15am and picked up at 12:15pm.
And then there are two kiddos with fevers still in their homes we are watching for dengue, or bone-crushing disease. And me, with a sun-burned farmer’s tan from spending too many hours on the motorbike.
We’ll just call this hospital Monday.