Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oct 29 Update from Guatemala - Special Agents Bos & May

This afternoon we made one last house call to our two small patients. The little baby with the burn is much happier and is healing very nicely. We were thrilled with the second baby's progress, his eye has returned to normal, his breathing has improved and we were even greeted with a smile today.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oct 28 Update from Guatemala - Special Agents Bos & May

Another eventful day of clinic.  Fortunately the woman that we sent for an ultrasound yesterday is doing well and the ultrasound was negative.  We examined a woman today who has been suffering with large skin growths on her chest, back and chin. We were unable to determine what these growths were caused by so we have taken pictures and will forward the photos and her history to a colleague in Canada who will hopefully be able to help us determine a diagnosis.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Another busy day at El Teljar - Special Agents Bos & May

Another busy day at clinic in El Teljar. Just a short note to update the condition of our burn patient.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Special Agent Pauls helps fulfill a dream in Mexico!


I helped fulfill my first dream!!! Now I feel like I am officially a "Special Agent".
Last weekend the team (Dream agents:  Desiree and Juan, Rick and Lisa and their boys Jackson and Alex, also accompanied by friend and nurse Karen) got together and headed out to bring a fridge, and stove top to Jackline's family - this will be their first time owning a fridge.

Guatemala update - from Special Agents Bos & May

San Miguel Chimaltenango
The past two days we have seen approximately sixty patients per day in our medical clinics. Many people suffer from respiratory aliments because they cook over an open fire in the same room that they live in. They use green wood and the smoke makes them prone to bronchitis and asthma.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Update from Special Agents Pilon & Deschamps in Kyrgyzstan


We arrived in our apartment at about 6:00 AM - had coffee and oatmeal with Jengish and Sergey.  By 9:00 we were hard at it delivering rice around Tokmok with Ruby.  We met with the director of the baby orphanage who we will take shopping for supplies before we leave.

Update from Special Agents Bos & May in Guatemala

Yesterday morning was spent with Dream Agent John King scouting out potential sites for medical clinics for the March 2012 PI Trip. The most important item on the checklist being at least one clean and working toilet. In the afternoon we shopped for medicines at the local pharmacy with Dream Agent Laurie King. We concentrated on treatment for water born intestinal infections since the rainy season is just ending and there has been a lot of flooding.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

An impromptu fiesta

Gordo, the birthday boy
So the coolest thing happened started out like any other day here in Linares, until Rosa and her three children dropped by the house. You see, today the kids were supposed to have a little party at school, and everyone was supposed to bring in some food. But Rosa had no food for her kids to bring in... so they didn't go to school. Her little boy, Gordo, suggested they drop by the Bursey's house!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Canadian Mexico

Lauren with Jackson Bursey
Hi there blog followers!

Hope the weather isn't getting too cold up there. It's still high 20's here at night. ;)

So this past weekend was Thanksgiving (in Canada), and being that we ARE Canadian, we put together a lovely thanksgiving feast with some of our Canadian friends here. It was so nice to have some traditional "comfort" food and remember how blessed we are being able to work here in Mexico.