Health care is an incredibly important component when raising a child. When raising 38 children, it’s important x 38. We have an incredibly small medical staff — one full time doctor, one professional nurse, and two clinical nurses. When a child gets sick at The Refuge, our caregivers coordinate directly with one of these providers, who is always on call, which means our kids get quality, same-day care, every time.
A few weeks ago, our staff treated one of our teens for an ear infection. When hearing was still diminished after completing a standard antibiotic treatment, our caregiver promptly communicated concern. We took our teen to an ENT specialist, who diagnosed severe eustachian tube dysfunction, nasal septum deviation, and tonsillitis, confirmed by endoscopy.
Our young man has been scheduled for surgery on July 13th. Without its detection and intervention, he would go permanently deaf. Our thanks go out to Dr. Ayala, Dr. Diaz, Dr. Osorio, our own Dra. Nelsy Alvarado, our nurses Idalia, Giselda, and Patricia, as well as our Refuge director and caregivers, in getting one of our own the quality specialty care he needs, promptly. Your collaboration and compassion do not go unnoticed.