Life is back to normal, I guess, except I am not the same. I picked up a little bit of Kenyan culture and my friend looks at me funny when I say sorry, even when it is not my fault - very Kenyan. I have been tempted to say Kenyan phrases like si jooey, and Sawa sawa (not sure about the spelling) for I don't know and ok. Working at the hospital is just like before, in some ways it seems like I never left. Except when I was at a ventilator in-service and I learned that the vent has a back up battery - good, I thought, then when the power goes out we don't have to bag. Then I remembered I am back in Canada and the power at the hospital (almost) never goes out. It also is strange what is normal to me now. I was talking to the staff here and saying that in Tenwek we would often have two babies (occasionally three) in the same warmer - they thought this was very strange, to me this seems perfectly normal. I am also getting used to assessing white patients again - they are much easier because they change colour. It was very hard to see if a Kenyan was jaundiced, cyanotic, mottled etc. unlike white people who change colour.
It has been great to see my friends here again, and enjoy take out. However I miss Kenya, the people, the hospital, the weather etc. I wonder what God has in store for my future. There is a strong possibility that I will go back, probably longer. So I will look into the logistics of that. Those of you here, don't worry that I will be leaving again so soon. It will take at least a year or two for me to figure things out. For those of you in Kenya who wish I would come sooner - pole (Swahili for sorry). I hope you enjoyed this blog. Thanks to my editor for making this understandable. I am done blogging until I have more adventures at Tenwek. Anyone reading this who has questions about Tenwek or respiratory mission work feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you and goodbye.