Update from Caitlyn – Clinic Day 2 – 10 Aug 2013

Day 6 – Clinic Day 2

10 Aug 2013

Hola amigos! Yesterday was our first day in clinic and I was lucky enough to start the morning in the exciting area of pediatrics. I really enjoyed the experience and loved working with all the little ninos. One of the most interesting cases i saw involved a 2 month old baby girl who had a bilateral cleft lip/palate. The mother was from a village in the Amazon and had made the trek to Iquitos just to see us at the clinic. Unfortunately she had heard that we were performing cleft palate surgeries that day. We were not able to correct the malformation, but we were able to put her in touch with the mayor who is talking to other groups that perform free surgery on cleft palates every year. We were also able to get the baby formula since the mother could not afford to buy it herself. It was very rewarding to help both the mother and child who both needed it so badly.

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