Monday morning saw us off to the mountains again, this time to La Montanita a mountain top community above the electrical grid. However the citizens are watching the progress of the electrical distribution grid slowly climbing up the mountain. Upon arrival Juana graciously invited us to her home for delicious Honduran coffee and home baked donuts. This was a wonderful treat and all enjoyed.
After coffee and donuts the team set up our clinics. We had 104 children and 20 other village members go through our hygiene stations, each child going home with a new toothbrush.
During the eye clinic we examined 34 patients dispensing 38 pair of glasses.
One 88 year old man exclaimed with a BIG smile “I can see the mountains again!”
Following the eye clinic Maynor and Dr Tino examined and treated 45 patients – no twins this time.
While Maynor and Dr. Tino were conducting the medical exams, Kathy, Tommy, Alan, and Daniel returned to Quimistan to move the dental clinic supplies from the ranch to the hospital. The only problem encountered was that one of the two dental chairs, kept in storage at the hospital, was found to be locked in the full up position. Even with Alan’s added weight we could not get the chair down.
During dinner Maynor and Daniel went back to the hospital with a collection of tools to attempt repairs. Watch for updates in tomorrow’s blog entry. After supper the team restocked the traveling stock of eye glasses.
Tuesday while we await the arrival of the dentists we will finish moving the supplies from Maynor’s office and scrubbing down the equipment. The dental clinic will be open for business Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. plus Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.