I haven't posted much lately because we've been paralized a bit by the pandemic and the third wave of new cases that popped up after Christmas. But today, Arequipa's 7-day average for new COVID cases dropped below the 300 new-cases-per-day line, which is the criterion we've been waiting for to see patients and go out to eat at a restaurant! A new seafood restaurant opened last month about 2.7 km from here (Mary Beth measured the distance on her Garmin since we walked there) so we decided to try it out. It was great to go out to eat for the first time in months!
In the afternoon, we saw a patient that has been begging to get an ultrasound because she is pregnant and felt that she is bigger than she should be and her husband thought that she must have twins. Nope. Just one appropriately-sized fetus, who appears to be waving at us. It gave me a chance to try out my new ultrasound machine on a pregnant patient.
Pray that we stay safe from COVID and can minister better to those around us in person.