|Sopheak (L) and Khaneung (R) on the tuk-tuk ride to the hospital|
|Only a small section of the waiting area|
It didn't take that long for our number to be called, and we were sent on inside to be triaged. Having worked in hospitals a good portion of my life, I can honestly say this is the only hospital ever that I've been in where you are required to remove your shoes before entering.
|Shoes on one side of the door |
Same amount on the opposite side....
We waited in a small waiting room until our names were called. There were many sick kids waiting around.
|Too bad I can't speak Khmer.|
I didn't know what was wrong with this cute baby
|This poor little one looked like he (she?) had mumps|
Once the boys had their temperatures, weight, and pulse taken, we waited in a smaller area to be seen by the doctor. It was a hallway filled with pictures and our friend Steve was keeping a lot of the kids entertained with colouring. A big screen TV overhead was playing a kids' movie.
|Watching the big screen!|
|April waiting patiently with Phanit|
|Steve entertaining the kids|
|The big screen TV|
Finally the boys were seen briefly by a doctor who then directed us to the proper areas. Khaneung went to the Eye Clinic.
Sopheak and Phanit went to the Dental Clinic
|April in front of the dental clinic|
After all that, I had to go to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions. while April waited outside comforting Phanit who was in a lot of pain, poor little guy!
All I can say is, it's a fantastic place. Clean, bright, efficient. Especially when you think of the number of kids coming in with so many problems. It's refreshing and reassuring to know that these kids are being given a chance by the generosity of so many. Thank you Friends Without A Border! Thank you Angkor Hospital for Children!