Tuesday, May 24, 2011

*Lab Need*

We, as a lab, desire to provide the best, most accurate results possible to our physicians allowing them to treat our patients with the best care possible.

I want to buy a new machine called the EasyLyte Plus (pictured right) which is a small, user friendly electrolyte analyzer that would give us a Sodium, Potassium, and Chloride result in under a minute. This would make a huge difference in how we are able to care for many of our patients that come to our hospital, sometimes the difference between life and death. These three lab tests are simple and basic lab tests that are taken for granted and ordered daily for nearly every in-patient in more developed countries.

With this machine, we will be able to monitor the condition of patients with:


Kidney Failure

Severe dehydration (very common with the heat here)

Diabetes Isipidus

Adrenal Insufficiency

Addison’s Disease

Acid/Base disorders

Severe Diarrhea or Vomiting

Bowel Obstructions

Conditions causing muscle breakdown (Rhabdomyolysis)

And many other conditions…

~This is where I need your help.~
It will cost $3,600. We will be able to provide good, reliable
results for less than $1 per test after purchase. Please prayerfully consider how you can help us get this necessary piece of lab equipment.

If you decide to take part in this special project, please send a donation to Cornerstone International, PO Box 192, Wilmore, KY 40390 marked Bell-Lab. Cornerstone has set up a special account for this machine and will keep me updated so that when the funds are available , I can purchase the machine.

The goal is to have sufficient funds to buy this analyzer by August 1st since it is such an urgent need. Thank you for your prayerful consideration in this.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lab update

I got back from the states on February 2nd to start back to work in the hospital on February 3rd. One of my good employees, Ruth, left the hospital without notice the friday I got back. She had found another job in Balfate that pays more and is closer to her house. One of my other employees Veronica left for vacation the same day leaving only myself and Irina working in the lab for two weeks. We have made it through the two weeks with some help from some wonderful visitors who have helped us with secretarial type stuff. I will start interviewing this week to find a new employee and hopefully will have one sooner rather than later. Please pray for wisdom as I do interviews this week and select a new employee. We hire people with no experience with the lab making it hard to find someone that would be a good candidate. Lab is so detail oriented and math based and they are not culturally any of that.
I will post pictures later of my new Honduran house and family.
Thanks for your prayers! :)