Haiti Days 3 & 4
Today we completed our second day of operating. On day one, we did 6 lips. Today we did 3 lips and 3 palates. Everything went well. It’s very hot in the ORs, but sometimes we find pockets of air conditioning that feel just fantastic.
The TCH pediatrician who is also here with us, Elizabeth Montgomery, has been spending the days at the “Sean Penn” camp, in their pediatric clinic/hospital and happened to deliver a baby girl today! She is seeing a lot of the illnesses here that we learn about but never really see in the states, like rickets, and also a lot of GI illnesses and scabies.
Out host, Lance, returned home today. He is an American businessman who employs 500 haitians in his factory that makes small electronics. When the earthquake happened, to help these people keep their jobs, he provided full meals for his employees when at work, including one to take home for their families.
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