Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cholera in Haiti

Please remember the people of Haiti. There is a large outbreak of cholera over there, and is specifically in Limbé (the area I was in). I have been corresponding with the woman who heads up the trips over there, and here are a few details/prayer requests. I apologize if these make little sense, I am not medical, and am trying to read from emails with broken english.
  • One of the young boys has AIDS. Bonnie has spent several days in the hospital with him. He has his good days and his bad days. He is on TB medications, as well as the AIDS medications. We are now specifically praying his body will respond to the medications.
  • The cholera is in the Limbé River bad, and several people have died already from it.
  • There is a man with the people I worked with who does have cholera. He went to the cholera camp, went through 11 IV bags one night. He is still suffering from diarrhea, but the vomiting has stopped. As of this morning, he is supposed to be coming home today--Praise the Lord!
  • The cholera camp is FULL, and the doctors are absolutely exhausted. There are people lined up waiting for a bed.
  • A team from the states plans to leave for Tuesday. Pray for their safety, health, and ministry. They have been asked to pull a few night shifts at the cholera camp to offer the doctor's some sleep.
As the missionary from Haiti says, "The need is great right here. You will not believe what is going on. Hope this will be ok for all." Please be praying for the Haitians. These people are dear to me, and I too pray that it be okay for all, and that the Lord be glorified.

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