Continuity of Care Is Vital
Felix was only 12 when he visited a Mission Team clinic in Limón in 2019 with a 3' mass on his neck. The provider was concerned & wrote a medical referral for a CT scan to detrmine what the mass was. Medical testing takes much longer in Honduras, but the CT scan was completed two months later. A Mission Team provider in early 2020 consulted with a Honduran doctor. They were still concerned & requested another medical referral for a biopsy. But then Felix's care was interrupted by the pandemic. He & his family lived in fear for a year before Felix was seen again in February, 2021; this time by a doctor using Telemedicine! Unfortunately, the mass seemed to have grown, & so did the concern for Felix's health. The medical referral for the biopsy able to be done in the spring. A Honduran specialist provided by the medical referral program was able to give the good news - Felix's mass was not cancer! What a relief!
Different avenues of care, working together,
provided great news for one young boy.