The best part of the day was giving my first intra-muscular injections! We give all of them in a nalga, which is a butt-cheek. I’ve learned how to feel for the correct spot, as well as the procedure to do the injection itself. My first 2 injections did have supervisor oversight, but I am learning a lot and could probably do it myself unassisted soon if they allow me. It was cool to have this experience though. I so so so want to stay involved and learn the ins and outs of Peruvian healthcare, and that’s exactly what’s happening as I make it clear to supervisors that I’m interested!
One more interesting thing happened in the clinic today. Company representative are frequent visitors to the Peruvian central health system. Not as many as we have in the US, but many. So a lady from a baby food company brought in many crowns to give to all the child patients. It was a huge hit; I don’t think there was any young patient who wasn’t wearing a crown by the end of the day.In the afternoon I hung out with Joaquin and headed to ProWorld to talk to Meghan. After my Spanish class I went out to eat with my ProWorld friends, which was nice. We are developing some community within the group! The plan is to hang out with a kid from the other ProWorld office in Urubamba this weekend because apparently he needs friends, but we’ve heard he’s quite the character. I almost wish I didn’t know as much about him as I do. A girl in the program is very opposed to spending very much time with him, to the point where it’s hilarious because she’s already predicting all the things he’s going to do that she won’t like. We got a lot of laughs out of her allegations this evening.
As another side note, I often get tired while I’m writing these and so I write incoherent things toward the end. This was the case in the last post, where the last paragraph made no sense until I edited it. For this post I also had some nonsense written, which won't be included online. I find that I mix Spanish and English in these writings along with having thoughts that drift without reason. I haven’t yet dreamed in Spanish, but maybe I’m close!