ASELSI Clinic

Clinic was running pretty smooth. I (Cathy) had my patients finished and was helping Dr. Daniel finish when we were told about a little girl in clinic who could not breathe.  Emili Tomasa Larios Mejia is 5 years old and has had asthma for four of those years.  She has been seen in Fathers Heart Clinic before with exacerbations of Asthma. This time her life hung in the balance.  She was struggling to breathe, every breath was difficult, she was afraid, and was using all her chest muscles just to take a breath. We tried using a nebulizer treatment to open her airway but it only helped a little.  We called an ambulance to take her to the hospital where they intubated her and started her treatment.  She was in the hospital for a week and now has been extubated and will be going home this weekend.  I praise God daily for this clinic for the Mayan people of our area.  This little girl would have been a statistic had it not been for all of us working to get her into the hospital as fast as possible.  Her sister-in-law came by the clinic today to thank ASELSI for saving Emili’s life.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s