The Day started with breakfast at 6:30, devotions at 7 and departure by 8. Jim Zartman leads in song and also shared the message portion of devotions today.
The teams went in opposite directions with each having a 45 minute van ride.
The Surgery Team has started their first day of surgery while the village clinic team is deployed to a remote village called Copper Bank. The hospital where surgery is normally performed is under renovation, so a private clinic is being held a block away.
There are 39 patients scheduled for surgery after yesterday’s long evaluation day. If 39 surgeries are done in 3 days it will be a miracle all in itself. But, as of 1 PM local time, the system of transporting patients a few at a time and performing surgery seemed to be going well.
Seven surgeries were already performed against the day’s goal of 15 cases.
Looks like there are some new interesting challenges facing the surgery team. Small OR but love the EKG strip on the wall. Best of luck to you and my prayers are with you.
Mary Pat is sniffing the cidex already!!! haha