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Blog - Part 7

EVENING
By: lottadigital
Sep 10, 2011

A good day today, we worked until 13:00 since this was asked by the hospital administration,that is OK since we all need a break.  We have done over 45 operations since we arrived, 4 times more that what is being done here at this hospital in a week.  As we know 3 babies were admitted […]

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SEPTEMBER 9 2011 (11:50PM BENIN TIME) WHERE TO BEGIN…
On: Sep 9, 2011
By: lottadigital

Louis and I did the rounds tonight at 9:30.  There are approximately 25 patients at the hospital who have undergone various surgeries since we arrived.  The patients and family members are sleeping everywhere; some on old hospital beds wearing simple cotton clothes.  There are no sheets on the beds.  Others sleep on the floor on […]

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 INCREDIBLE
On: Sep 9, 2011
By: lottadigital

So we finished the last hernia at 16:00.  Large oral tumor was a large abscess, but with no xrays, very difficult to tell pre-op.  Large osteoma of the mandible, due to lack of money cannot get an xray,so may have to wait to be done…. may be next time… Waiting for 2 more cleft kids […]

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A DAY TO LEARN TO DANCE
On: Sep 9, 2011
By: lottadigital

Well today was a better day… We did a cleft lip repair for a little 7month old girl.. She is so precious and she did very well.. We were all so nervous with the events of the past days.. that we felt like celebrating at the end of this case.. Of course we did our […]

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SEPT 9 2011 IS THERE AN END TO ALL THESE HERNIAS??
On: Sep 9, 2011
By: lottadigital

Up early to see patients and do rounds.  Patients are amazing… the resilience they have, the smile and in those conditions I am not sure any of us would be so happy…. But they are… Believe it or not Judy has asked me many times if she could adopt this one, no that one…. They […]

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SEPT. 8TH ’11( A WORLD WITHIN A WORLD….)
On: Sep 8, 2011
By: lottadigital

We are up today for another long day of surgeries so far our work days are 14hrs..We are scarred that we are burning out the local staff.. but they always have a smile and will never say anything,, such humbling people but we still don’t want to take advantage of them.. There is so much […]

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A DIFFICULT LESSON TO LEARN SEPT. 8TH
On: Sep 8, 2011
By: lottadigital

Today was another hot day.  So humid, it is like living in an incubator.. great for infectious bugs…We have so much to learn and we think our modern way is the best way… well these people have done and continue to do OK with their method of therapy.  The surgeon that is present at the […]

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2ND DAY LOUIS
On: Sep 6, 2011
By: lottadigital

OK Just got in… went and did rounds.. Marie is in the OR with a post partum bleed… wow for Marie… but the story is if she needs a emergency hysterectomy to make her live, she will no longer have a husband because we will no longer be able to carry his children… what a […]

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2ND DAY JUDY
On: Sep 6, 2011
By: lottadigital

Day 2 of our mission  Wow where do I start and what can I say.. No words can explain what we see, what we smell and how freaking hot and humid it is… Started yesterday bringing instruments in for sterilization.. Now the guy who sterilizes is also the janitor.. So we put things together as […]

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FEW BLOGS AT ONCE… INTERNET ACCESS VERY DIFFICULT
On: Sep 6, 2011
By: lottadigital

Please find a summary of the past day or so, we have had Internet problems and therefore inability to send separate blogs.  Due to the very very slow internet speed, it is very hard to include pictures, as soon as I can, I will introduce some pictures. Sept. 4’11@11:27AM IN Paris Just arrived in Paris […]

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