Tuesday, December 14, 2010
One quick medical story I wanted to share with you guys. In our “When To Go To The Doctor” lesson, we teach a lot about fever. Different illnesses that can cause it, treatment, etc. After the lesson, we give Tylenol out to each family after teaching VERY clearly on how and when to take it. A little old woman came and got some Tylenol and thanked us profusely. She then stepped to the side and started talking with her neighbors. She had problems with shortness of breath and wondered if the Tylenol could help out. One helpful chap exclaimed, “Oh yes! Just take three Tylenol pills at once and your shortness of breath will be gone forever!” AHHHHH! Oh my. Lack of medical knowledge is so huge here. We try so hard to teach over and over about ANY medication we give out because of things just like this, but sometimes it seems like an uphill battle. We were also informed that you contact AIDS by touching money right after an infected person or by wearing someone else’s underwear (why would you even do that?). Please pray that God would give us wisdom as we seek to teach medical truth to the people here, as well as spiritual!