Cuba As I See It, Day 7, Sick in Camagüay

Cuba As I See It, Day 7, Sick in Camagüay

These observations are simply that: my observations. As the title of my blog indicates, this is “As I See It.” If I am offensive in anything I say, I apologize. That is not my intent. If I am incorrect in any information, I also apologize. I am not an expert, simply a traveler who visited the country for a few days. I hope you enjoy my views. Each day I will tell you what we did on one day of the trip, but I will also give some observations about other topics that span the length of the whole trip. I advise you to start at Day 1 and work your way through. As I go along I will refer back…

Thank you!

I’d like to mention something I haven’t heard over the last few weeks in all the news, comments, concerns, and education about Ebola. Of the 9200 who have fallen ill with it, 427 of those were healthcare workers. Of the over 4500 people who have died, 239 have been healthcare workers. Of the 3 confirmed cases we have seen in America, 2 are nurses. These people, more than others, know the dangers. They see the ceiling-high pile of infectious material because they put it there. They handle the diarrhea and vomit and blood, and they know that viruses are microscopic hordes and that accidents happen. They go to work. They know that patients often don’t tell you the whole story…

DIY Easy Reversible Breastfeeding Drape

I breastfed my babies for about 4 years of my life, and I have nursed my babies just about everywhere. I am a modest person; I am very open about bodily functions (me being a nurse and all), but exposing myself isn’t something I want to go around doing. My go-to nursing drape at that time consisted of the largest receiving blanket I could find (which was never QUITE big enough), a shoestring, and 2 safety pins: not exactly a classy accessory. After I was all done breastfeeding, my daughter’s eczema was just awful and I learned how to sew well enough to make her some non-itchy clothes. I made some breastfeeding drapes for presents at baby showers, nice large…