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Maundy Thursday and on Call at Kijabe

In the official Christian church calendar, it was Maundy Thursday.  In Mary’s calendar, it was on call night. Two died on my shift. Both babies with congenital anomalies, but it still hurts. Both w…

April 18, 2017

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Joy in the Midst of Sorrow

The physician strike in Kenya began December 5th. Government employed physicians walked off the job. This has been devastating to me. I remember almost 20 years ago in Arizona when physicians at Thoma…

February 24, 2017

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Making Room

The fairy tale trip to Germany is over. I am back at Kijabe and that means STRIKE DUTY. Strike Duty at Kijabe calls for innovation. Our overcrowded nursery with more than 35 babies in a unit made for …

February 14, 2017

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It all Happened in a Castle

A Castle in Germany. Wow what a setting for a week long course in Tropical Pediatrics. Rod and I were invited to speak at this course and it was a bit like living in a fairy tale. The course venue was…

February 13, 2017

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Rod and Ulm University Medical School

Last week Rod and I were in Germany to speak at the Tropical Pediatric Course put on by the German Tropical Pediatric Society. Of course a few additional and interesting side opportunities also emerge…

February 13, 2017

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Calm Moments

I was not on the hospital schedule this last week, but scheduled for time off. Our wonderful friends the Donelson’s came for a week. Safari is a fantastic way to celebrate your wedding anniversary (…

December 29, 2016

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