Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Endoscopy in Nicaragua

This was an amusing experience to me so I thought I would share.

Jader has gastritis and he periodically has to get an endoscopy in order to monitor the condition.  Yesterday morning we went to get his endoscopy exam done.  We arrived at the time of the appointment and there was not a person in sight.  So we just waited outside.  Eventually the doctor arrived and he was very friendly.  He sat down and talked with us as we were waiting on the nurse.  Once that nurse arrived we were ready to go.

The nurse sprayed a lot of numbing solution in the back of Jader's throat which he said tasted horrible and made him gag.  Then right as they were going to begin the exam the power went out.  :)

The doctor left the office and went walking down the road.  He was gone a good bit and when he returned he had a long extension cord in hand.  He plugged it into a generator and cranked it up. It sounded like we had a high power lawnmower in the exam room.  I was pleasantly suprised to see that Caroline wasn't bothered by the noise.  I think she actually liked it! 

They gave Jader the numbing spray solution again because too much time had gone by, but the doctor was able to successfully do the exam write up a report, print pictures and we were on our way. :)

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