Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I am so sorry!

I am so sorry that I have not updated my blog in like forever! Things have been quite busy here! I have cought 15 babies so far! I have learned so much in my time here, I never would have gotten this experience in the States. I found out that I seem to have a knack for putting in IV's. I seem to have a fairly steady hand so it is a little easer for me then for some other people. I hope that I can keep in practice at home.

I only have 12 more days until I fly home! I am very excied about that! I can not wait to see my family again. I have made a few friends that I will be sad to leave behinde but with the power of the internet I will be able to keep in contact. One friend in particular I will miss she is juts a little crazy as am I so we can cook up all sorts of things!

We have new students here so we have been covering quite a few shifts as we are short staffed at this time. I will be working 7 days strait next week! But they are all night shift so I really do not mind. Having new students has been fun. We had one get a little light headed on my last shift, she thought that she might pass out. I am glad that she sat down and before she hit the floor.

I can not wait to get into cooler weather! I am ready to be done being hot and sweaty all of the time. I long for the cool nights at home where you just might want to pull up a blanket and drink a cup of hot cocoa. The people here get cold very fast, they will be wearing coats and saying that it is cold when I am thinking that it feels very nice.

There have not been any really bad births and we are all thankful for that! Sometimes we get a little concerned but we have good teachers that will jump in if they see a problem. I did have one momma blow "raspberries" at me one day! I think that she was just playing with me because she was smiling at the time.

Well that is all for now! I better go before my brains start running out of my ears.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Today we decided that we where not going to work! We all took a day off! Okay we had permission, today was Mrs. Rogers 60th birthday! For her birthday she decided that she wanted to go zip-lining! So we went to the zip line, then to the crocodile zoo. We had so much fun, I had not realized how stressed I was until we got out of the clinic and had a day off. My first in 1 1/2 months!

Waiting for our ride

At the zip-line place

They also have a ropes course

very pretty flower

Stephanie posing for me

Julie in front of the jungle

and me!

Getting ready

The birthday girl

All ready

I live with a bunch of weirdos!

Group picture

on our way up the hill

The jumping off place

The way down

the first one up is the birthday girl

Three....Two......One.....Take Off!!!!!


Last one

Some action pictures,

Now for the next one!

A big toad that we found

Group picture

The birthday girl and the staff

I will post pictures of the croc farm next time

Location:Davao City