Woke up around six o'clock today to my alarm: earthquake #2. Very scary. Sore
neck from a door getting in the way of my head.
Have now been through two days of treating patients. vast majority, serious:
deep, maggot- infested wounds, gangrene, terrible fractures. I saw a little girl
this afternoon with 2nd and 3rd degree burns from her chest down to her feet.
Her mother had been cooking when the earthquake hit... 8 days ago. Many
I am pleased with how things are progressing. More doctors, nurses, and helpers
showing up each day. Our second shipment of donated supplies arrived today
(thanks, Amway Corp. For donating 3 planes to get us and our supplies down
Frequent choppers flying overhead: UN and US military. A visit by an NBC news
crew when a small child was pulled out of rubble and brought to our MASH
station. Sue told me she saw a clip of it on MSNBC's website. That added yet
another intriguing element to the day.
I received an email afer I got down here from someone in the states who heard I
was here and asked if I could find some people she knows here in thisd village
were alive and alright. I had time this evening to do that. I found them to be
alive and well. I took their picture.
More to come. I have to take a Motrin for my sore neck, then go to bed.
Tomorrow starts early. Thanks for all your prayers on my behalf. Just don't to
forget our Haitian brothers and sisters too.
If you only knew...