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Today-Day Two

Sooo tired, we met for breakfast and loaded up on coffee.

We quickly made our way to the Chabad House, a religious school for Jewish Children to attend.

Setting up rather quickly in a gorgeous computer overlooking a flower filled playground, parents and children were shuffled in (sometimes with a friend of the family, sometimes an aunt or teacher with complaints).

Incontinence, migraines and low height and weight were some of the more mundane cases we saw, along with "I am healthy, but my mom wanted me to be checked by the doctor."

We saw a set of twins with Tourette's Syndrome and a few young ones that had scoliosis.

Off to lunch at a lovely, kosher restaurant (where was that place? and those dumplings were just what we were looking for!)

Of course, a religious family asked the Dr. to check their baby right there in the restaurant, but he was finished in time to eat his Borscht-the baby was healthy.


Hesed House

Amazing stuff here-a very large boy, possibly ballooned from steriods and essential tremor, we suspected that he was exposed to something (alcohol? medication?) but it wasn't clear and since dad's symptomology kept changing, and the documentation was so unclear (vertebrae, skin problem, headache, gall stone, bile overproduction)....we didn't know what to make of that.

Allergies, obesity and twisted testes, enlarged kidneys and urinary tract infection....

We found a VERY RARE syndrome called Proteus Syndrome which we documented like crazy and we are still sitting in the business center talking about-since it was absolutely fascinating.

We saw a little girl with stroke, brain bleed and shunt. 3 years and a half, still not walking, talking, chewing or speaking. There were some tear jerkers in there, but lots of families that were very glad to see some real help-with some real solutions.IMG_3261.jpg

Posted by LeaStoneB 12:52 Archived in Ukraine Tagged health_and_medicine

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