Last night the final member of our team, Dr. Pellar, arrived. By this morning, he was in the OR, with Tina Harris CRNA and Dawn Cook, RN, helping take care of a patient with an intraabdominal infection.
Last night, Dr’s. Berkowitz, Chowdhury, and Gore, were in the OR obtaining IV access on a 1 month old who was dehydrated and unstable. Their efforts paid off as the baby is doing much better today.
Today I saw a patient who will be going to the OR, for a muscle flap, to cover a sacral pressure wound. She sustained her injury from being trapped under rubble from the earthquake for several days.
The best part of the day however, was when a patient I skin grafted on my first day here, thanked me for what we were doing to help her and her country. She had lost both her parents in the eartquake but still managed to remain hopeful about the future. Her spirit has been inspirational for all of us.