The race of the knee replacement patients! The awards ceremony Dr. Savino's reaction and comments on "the race."
Today's Almost Final Numbers: Saturday + Sunday + Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday = Total Patients Registered: 79 Total Surgeries Performed: 53 Total Procedures Performed: 117 (some patients had their left and right eyes done) Total Sum of Services Donated: $568,067.00 This mission will become a documentary….Corinna and Jed have been filming in every nook and cranny of the hospital and the activity they encounter at every turn. Most everyo
Before the team left, our mami knee replacement began showing the symptoms of her anemia…light-headed, extensively fatigued. She received two pints of blood. Needing more, one of our team members donated. The Red Cross is a few blocks away from the hospital. Walking over, they generously allowed us to take the empty bags back with us to the hospital. We now have some if needed. Her color is much pinker today and she’s feeling a whol
Late to bed and early to rise. Orthopedic rounds went well. All four of our patients are walking with assistance. The ophthalmologists began their first cataract surgery quite quickly after we arrived. The first knee replacement is ready to go. The hospital is in full swing today not only with activity of our team, but the hospital has its full staff here…it’s rather a busy place. Just now, the children of our only female knee
At some point last night, a few items were omitted from yesterday’s blog, so let’s catch up. - Nine members of the team remained in Guayaquil, headed to La Clinica Centro de Salud. Acupuncture team got started a whole lot quicker that we did here in Pasaje. - Traveling from Guayaquil to Machala to Passje was, for the most part, flat. Rice patties, banana plantations, cacao trees lined the roadside. Pass