Today we spent the entire day with Cristian and his Aunt. While we try not to single out any one child or show favoritism, we had an agenda today with Cristian. We picked them up this morning from Valla Hondito and headed back to San Juan to see the Doctor. We did learn that this was only the second time he has been to a doctor in his three years of life. We took him to a private clinic and everything went fairly well. The doctor performed a basic check-up and then asked if we would like to have some tests run to find out more health information. So obviously we said yes and they performed various tests on Cristian. Although this was good for him it was very hard to be there when they began to draw blood. He cried out in pain and I am sure he was confused and scared not knowing what was happening. Then they pricked his finger to test for diabetes and again he cried out. The doctor prescribed a couple of medications for parasites and for his open skin wounds and we will have to wait till tomorrow to hopefully get the results back from the labs.
Tomorrow we will be spending the day in Las Canoas and we are looking forward to another wonderful day with those children.