Stephanie, August 24. Credit: Dr. John Carroll
Via his blog Dispatches from Haiti in the Peoria Journal Star, Dr. John Carroll discusses one of today's patients: No Room for Stephanie.
Ten months old.
Mother unable to answer when baby became ill other than saying “always”.
Diarrhea and cough. And weight loss.
Abdomen distended with tinkling tones.
Impression: Stephanie is real sick.
Public hospitals on strike.
Telephone call to NGO pediatric hospital–“we’re full…no room.”
Shot of antibiotic and come back tomorrow. Hopefully.
Are you kidding? Is this real?