Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Clinic in Chuicaca

Several of us drove to a fairly new clinic in Chuicaca. I went to Chichi to get Sandra, Gaspar, Maria and Cecy.  Manuel was waiting for us when we arrived.

The drive to clinic was hysterical.  I laughed so hard that I cried.  Everything was in the way.......every form of animal life wanted to make their presence known!  Sandra started taking photos when it was obvious we were going to lose.  These turkeys would not get out of the road!  I would beep the horn and try to go left, while they stopped walking so they could gobble back at us. I would beep the horn again, try to go to the right side and they would stop walking and gobble back!

We finally made it around the dogs, turkeys, cows, ducks and even a cat.

When we arrived, we had to wait for someone to bring us a key.  We sat on the steps and read the daily newspaper.  It writes and gives photos of the horrible accidents, killings and devastating events that take place here in Guatemala.

These patients enjoyed ice cream as we waited for the key.

When we finally got in, Gaspar and I wanted to clean.  This building has been empty except for our clinics and needed a good cleaning.  We went across the street to a store to buy a broom and cleaning supplies. Gaspar started walking away with everything and then tilted his head back to the owner and said, "She will pay for everything!"  The owners started laughing as us, as I reached for my money :)

We had a great clinic of 18 medical patients, 7 dental patients and 1 dental cleaning.  Usually, Manuel has more dental cleanings but not today.

We listened for the Gasparin Ice cream van but we did not hear it today.  We were all looking forward to it.

Lunch was provided by a local family.  They were very nice and the food was fabulous!

We will return in a month for another clinic.

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