Lindsay in Haiti

...a journal of my experiences while living in Haiti for the next two years.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Job's new 'do

My blog is kinda turning into "Job in Haiti" instead of "Lindsay in Haiti", but I can't help it :)
Pignon's barber shop

Here's Job with his cool new hair cut. Yesterday morning when Job went to the hospital to get his bandages changed, the doctors decided to keep him. This is an answer to prayer, as I've been trying to get him a bed at the hospital for a while now. Having a nice soft bed at the hospital will be a lot more comfortable than the cardboard box he was sleeping on at his Grandma's. He complains of pain and is getting increasingly weaker, but his fever from last week has gone away.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

It's Friday!

One more class to teach this morning and I'm done for the week! At noon, I'm taking Job to get his hair cut (yes, there is a barber shop in Pignon) and then checking on a few sick kids. After that, I'm heading out to some rural areas to give out kids clothes and later tonight I'm watching a Haitian movie on my laptop with my friend, Sylvie. Should be a fun day. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Prayers Please

I wanted to write a little update about Job today, especially for all of you on the Fargo medical team who've been asking. As I sit here and try to write, its like it is too hard for me to talk about him. (Several people have seen first hand, Job brings me to tears very easily.) It's so hard to talk about his deteriorating situation and the way his family treats him. To see someone I love so much suffering like he this, I just can't come up with words.
So, here is Job's past week in pictures. *As a warning, the last picture is a little graphic*

Calling his dad in Port-au-Prince
Trying to eat some Mamba
Love that smile.

Getting his bandages changed
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pink Doors

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Sugar Cane

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Friday, January 18, 2008

It's That Time of Year Again...

to eat sugar cane.

With it being dry season, it can be tough finding food. Lots of people resort to chomping on some good ol' fashion sugar cane to get them by. The dental hygienist in me gets a little nervous seeing this ;)
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I've been meaning to put up some pictures from our family vacation in December and never got around to it. The day after left Haiti and I arrived at my parents house, they took my sister and I to Cabo San Lucas. We did tons of cool things. It was a blast!

Cute couple.

Ahh, the sunset at dinner.
A wonderful dinner at Sunset de Mona Lisa.

We chartered a boat one day and went deep sea fishing. My mom, sister, and I each caught a marlin. My dad did all of the coaching. Here's me and my fish, that I am too scared to touch.

Horseback riding on the beach. This was absolutely hilarious, but to hard to explain why.

The marina in Cabo was amazing. We as a family are very much into boating, so we couldn't help but drool over the beautiful mulit-million dollar yachts. Wow!

The famous arch at lands' end.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sometimes I see people talking on their cell phones while riding on donkeys. That just seems odd to me. Yesterday, I saw this woman carrying a fairly big TV on her horse. I just started laughing when I saw that. It doesn't seem normal. But then again, what's normal?!
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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Job and Daphca

Daphca, Sophronie (Job's 12 year old sister and caretaker) and Job sitting on my 4-wheeler.

Daphca and Job were reunited this week :) Daphca was back in town to have an operation on her clavical. The two kids didn't think they'd ever see each other again, so it was really cute seeing their reactions when I took Daphca in to see Job. There was a team this week of American doctors who looked at Job. They explained to me things aren't looking too well for him. Job's bed sores are getting so bad that the infection is now in his bones. The sores are like raw craters forming on his spine, hips and bottom. Job is so precious though. With everything going on and his family treating him so badly, he never fails to have a big smile for me as I walk up to him.
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Saturday, January 05, 2008

I'm here!

After two days of travel, I'm safely back in Pignon. This morning I've been unpacking and cleaning out all of the cobb webs. No sign of rat, cockroach, or tarantula inhabitants, so I'm pretty happy.

Later today I'm heading to the market to buy some fruits and then off to visit friends. Have a great weekend!

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