The dry season brings an increase in the number of respiratory infections here. The Peds Ward has been filled the last 2 months with many young children with Pneumonia and RSV Bronchiolitis. We have nearly depleted the supply of Albuterol that Dr Ed Malphus brought us 2 years ago. We use the Albuterol for breathing treatments for the children who are wheezing. Fortunately most of the children respond well to antibiotics, steroids and breathing treatments.
Today I was able to discharge home 4 children all recovering from their respiratory infections.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.