Posted by: jumps | May 3, 2009

Surgery Team

It’s been too long since our last update, but at least this time we have a good excuse: we’ve been extremely busy. The surgery team just left yesterday morning after two weeks of work here in St. Louis. They were in the operating room from seven in the morning til nearly midnight almost every night. Becca worked in the recovery room this past week from four in the afternoon until all hours of the night. As of this morning she now only has one little girl left to discharge. She had one of her kidneys removed and is recovery slowly and could use your prayers.

The team was working in the two new operating rooms for the first time. Somebody said it’s a miracle the type of healthcare we can provide in Haiti and it’s so true. Stepping out of the dirt, poverty, and hopelessness of Haiti and into those operating rooms is like walking into a different world. Thank God for all the work, time and money that came together to build them.

Unfortunately, we did lose a little girl this past Sunday due to complications. Please pray for her family and the medical team as they deal with the loss.

I’ve been working in the new birthing center trying to get it ready to move in. One of the guys from the group and I were able to wire lights and outlets in several of the rooms including the delivery room, patient recovery room, a few exam rooms, an office, and a nurse’s living area. A few other grouop members were building some really nice cabinents and counters for the workspaces while others were painting, cleaning, and organizing. Hopefully they’ll be moving in tomorrow.

I’ll try to get some pictures up soon.

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