Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Heat stroke and sunburn and fire ants, oh my! These are just a few of the routine medical concerns afflicting our brave Camp Casey participants. While we try to stave off the first two ailments with lots of water, shade and sunscreen, fire ants seem to be an inherent hazard of ditch-living in rural Texas. Here one of our volunteer medics, Carl, attends to a participant's fire ant bites by applying hydrogen peroxide. Carl has served as a medic in British Columbia, California and Guatemala, and reports that his introduction to the medical arts began when he helped his father, a veterinarian, perform a C-section on a neighborhood dog. We're hoping to avoid similar surgeries here at Camp Casey.