Fresh experiences at Kiwoko

Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Sun, 18 Oct 2009 | 0 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Life in Kiwoko is full of fresh experiences.

It was encouraging to review a teenage boy from the town with schizophrenia. While I was in Ireland he had relapsed and was admitted to the national psychiatric hospital. He was discharged last week on treatment – but he came to me the next day. The hospital (the national referral hospital) did not have his prescribed drugs in their pharmacy so he had no medication to take. The drug in question is a mainstream drug in regular usage, and thankfully we had some on the pharmacy shelf and were able to sort him out.

A good friend informed me last week how the last months have been hard for him since his wife was diagnosed with HIV. He thankfully is HIV negative, but obviously they have lots of issues to be working through in addition to looking after his sick wife. It astounds me how resilient people can be when they need to be, and how people can at times get over insurmountably huge problems and continue to be hard working, pleasant, good company.

Last Sunday, when returning from a visit to some friends I was driving the vehicle. A lad in the seat behind me was tickling the back of my neck with some grass (or so I thought.) I reached behind my head to pull the grass away….and to my surprise lifted a chameleon from my hair. I was rather surprised and flung the equally surprised creature out of the open window. Thankfully no harm was done as he continued on his merry way with his ‘Rory’s shirt camouflage’ slowly changing to be greener for the long grass again.

Our number of doctors is at present a little too few. Please do pray that we manage to attract some more to join us. Working every 4th night slowly gets a bit tiring, so one or two extra pairs of hands would be useful.

More again soon…
Rory

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