We have been extremely busy here. We flew in here on another C40 and we have done 5 medcaps since we have been here. My first madcap we took a small boat out to a remote Island where only 30 people live. Needless to say, we were likely the most exciting thing coming to the Island for the day, if not the month so everyone on the Island showed up. They were very appreciative of our service and sang to us at the end.
I saw some really interesting cases here on Ebeye Island. Here is a picture of a man’s hands with nodules all over them. This is Gout with tophi nodules which are extremely painful. I have never seen a case this bad before. I referred him off the island to see a rheumatologist.
This woman had a strange growth on her nose that was getting progressively worse over the past 5 years. We had no clue what it could be. I thought maybe Leprosy or a bad case of rosacea, but neither fit very well. I’ll show it to our Dermatologist when I get back to the ship.
The kids here are like the kids everywhere else; friendly, curious, and always smiling.
Well we are wrapping up our medical missions altogether. We have 2 more to do and then we are all done with medcaps. I will be able to help out with a few surgeries back on the ship. Once
back on the ship, we will have about a week or so before we pull back into Hawaii. I'll be flying home from Hawaii after a being away for 3.5 months. This trip has been a blast and thanks for everyone's support while I was gone. I'll try to update another blog once I get back on the ship in a few days!