Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Visiting Destiny in her home
We saw Destiny on Tuesday in her home. She is 9 years old, weighs 40 lbs, and obviously has Cystic Fibrosis but has never received treatment. Destiny's temperature was 101.6 and had pneumonia in both lungs. Her mom did not want to take her to the hospital. I gave her antibiotics and Ibuprofen, and by Thursday she was much better when we saw her again. There is no way to test for Cystic Fibrosis in all of Belize. I left several more rounds of antibiotics for Destiny with a careworker; this won't be Destiny's last pneumonia.