Haiti was a toooooooooootally different experience and anyone who ever wonders "why do we need to learn this?" For microbiology, first aid, perennial diseases, and biochem can ask me... Because I've seen it and USED THAT KNOWLEDGE to help make life and death calls. When a mother was not breast feeding because she saw blood in her babies mouth the process of elimination- intraductal lipoma- hot towels, ducal stimulation and - pow!! Milk let down! (She had not fed the baby since birth 4 days prior) so we needed to work to get the baby hydrated slowly. I used a thimble of coconut oil at a time and we had to adjust the atlas three times before we could get a rooting reflex, then it took a few hours of work, but we got her feeding from mama.
So many more stories to share!!!