A week ago we started here from local friends not to eat any fish, shellfish or to touch any ocean water, because it was killing people. A few days after, the embassy notified us that many people were dying of diarrhea by an unknown source. Finally, "cholera" was announced yesterday, though in Haiti is is just being called the all-inclusive "epidemic."
While it is probably entirely coincidental, Lily started having cholera's main symptom of diarrhea yesterday, so just to be safe we have started boiling all of our normally drinkable tap water and have her on homemade Oral Rehydration Solutions. I know several of you are concerned, so we will be sure to keep you updated.
Meanwhile, please be praying for Haiti's most recent emergency, and for all of the people, especially down south, that don't even have ACCESS to clean water.
While "prevention of the disease is simple and straightforward if proper sanitation practices are followed," proper sanitation practices are not present, and in many cases, not even POSSIBLE in many areas of our little country. It breaks my heart that an easily prevented disease has killed so many. Please pray for each suffering family...Thank you!