So I know I said the last blog post would likely be my last, but with the week I had, I had to share. We had a dental team come down this week, the first that Morne Oje has ever had. It was an amazing team! We saw, I would guess, close to 300 different people over 4 days. We had 3 dentists and 2 hygienists. We cleaned teeth, pulled some, did fillings. We constantly had people lined up around the clinic to get helped. The vast majority had never had dental care. It was awesome. It was almost too bad they couldn’t stay another month as there were so many more that didn’t get helped. We need to get another team down soon. I helped in the only way I really could. I cleaned and sterilized all the instruments. It’s a good thing I’m not squeamish. I had to scrub off the blood and tooth matter off the equipment, then boil them in water to sterilize. That kept me running all week. We worked from 8 every morning to between 6 and 7 every night. I slept great from all the hard work. I told Fedony that carrying cement bags was less work! I also got a chance to get my teeth cleaned, which was appreciated. No cavities, but I was told an old filling was broken and part of it gone so I’ll need to get that taken care of at some point. I’ll start saving. I am down to a handful of days left. I head home Tuesday morning. When I get back to my computer I’ll get pictures up. Ok, have a great day everyone!
Chewing off my last weekend other bad puns