Port Maria, take 2

This Monday and Tuesday we returned to Port Maria, where we are beginning to feel more comfortable with the resources available and how the clinics and the A&E function in general. The matron continues to be our hero and the children have not stopped being irresistible. If there are several Jamaican babies missing from Port Maria, check with us… I saw one 6 week old for a well child check whose mother asked me to look closely at the skin over her anterior fontanelle. When I asked why, she told me that her mother (the child’s grandmother) had poured rum over her soft spot to cure the child’s head cold (which turned out to be likely reflux). Luckily, the child’s scalp was unharmed. I am convinced the family will find other uses for one of Jamaica’s primary exports. Jamie and Alison

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