Fungus Among Us

Today we went out to a place unknown to us before today, somewhere in the city about 45 min ride from the hotel. We put our trust into a driver we met the day before, who said there was a “mission” that had people we could see, and they would set up a clinic for us. True to his word, there a large-open area on a second floor set up with a waiting area, tables and chairs. We arrived about 8:45 a.m. and at 9 we were off and running. With 2 interpreters, 2 cases were being done simultaneously.

The pathology was varied, but lots of rashes:  several kids with severe scabies,

Scabies

ringworm, and a couple rashes I had no clue. Lots of fevers, sometimes with nothing else, but many had stomach aches, have stomach aches ,( or will probably get a stomach ache at some point!) 6 hrs later we had tallied up 85 patients, and called it a day.

ringworm patches on scalp

Back at the ranch time for a hot shower– I mean warm shower and some spaghetti and chocolate ice cream. $10 for the dinner splurge.

We saw a lot of suffering today, and people sat for 5 hours waiting to be seen. They wait in silent suffering. When they sit down in front us, at first it seems nothing is wrong. But a hand on their arm reveals they are burning with fever. A child with the most disfiguring rash on the hands, and lips had been this way since 5 months of age. The woman with her was her sister, who had to take charge when their mother had died in the earthquake. She felt bad because she couldn’t spend the time caring for the rash the way their mother did.

Despite all the pain we felt for them, we had to chance to smile and laugh with them. The pictures here I hope will show the beauty of these people. These kids are beautiful and to think that many of them will never attend school because of lack of money is a shame. $250 will pay for a year of school for these kids, and I am working with a local person to pay the tuition directly to the schools. I mentioned this on a prior blog also. Feel free to contact me about this.

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About Dr. Greg Meyer

I'm a homeopathic physician, an urgent care physician, camper, hiker, traveler, and photographer. After Microbiology & Epidemiology, I studied medicine and more recently have become fascinated on how homeopathy can actually cure disease, or better said-how it allows the body to actually heal itself. I'm available for consultations in classical homeopathy. Check my website for more information.
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4 Responses to Fungus Among Us

  1. Gary L White says:

    Greg, just yesterday NBC was telling how cholera is sweeping even Port au Prince. Do they have it wrong?

  2. Cynthia Syd Delaski says:

    Hi Greg!

    Thank you for posting all of this! Love the posts. I would like to sponsor a child to go to school, please send me the info of how when you get a chance.

    Welcome home! I’d love to hear more about Homeopaths Without Borders, would love to work with them one day.

    Thanks!

    Cynthia Syd Delaski
    (from Sudhir’s workshops)

    • Thanks Syd! I am working with a woman who lives in Haiti, and contacted her today. I will collect monies here, and likely to a Western Union transfer of funds. She is finding kids on the street that fit the bill for what we are looking forward, and then actually goes to visit their home. We plan on getting some pics of these kids too, so people can see these kids they are helping.
      thanks for your interest, and i’ll send you my info in a separate email. thanks so much for reading the blog, that means a lot! and the more you can forward it to others, the more we can show the good work homeopathy can do.

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