569 - Surgery T. Davis Antigua

Santp Hermano Pedro HospitalWhere in the world is Antigua?Three cooks a'cookinnPre & Post-Op TeamThe patients waitThree boys with balloonsCharlaine & RoseannKacee & CharlaineCleft PalateJaime de LeonKids will be kids.Los Tres HombresDrs. Koonsman & HartlinePreparing plastics scheduleTriage patientsOrientation in OR LoungeCathy Koonsman & LunaTeam 569 begins!Teenager with cellphoneHannah & kids colorJenny, Cindy & JoseReady for surgeryA pensive momAnesthesia ready to pass gasRecovery roomA cleft palateJustin, Rebecca and patientJimmy & RochelleThree Wise MenOrientation in OR LoungeRebecca with FIPRoseann does the heavy lifting.General Surgery at workJothi with mom & patientJeffrey makes friends.Monday triage, Tuesday operationGreeting child at Casa de FeOutside pre-opMerry crew at Casa de FeGeneral SurgeryJustin comforts a child.Recycled bus

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Everyone had a fun day Friday, some going on tours or adventures, others just hanging out in Antigua where there certainly is plenty to see. As people straggled back to Quinta de las Flores, some of us sat on the covered patio that serves as part of the dining room. As we sat there, Fuego... Read More
Last night was our team banquet at Casa Santo Domingo. Everyone had a great time. As usual, Tom Davis handed out Certificates of Appreciation from Faith In Practice to each team member, by groups, to rounds of applause.   Today is our free day. The team will recuperate from the hard week of... Read More
Wednesday evening, after another long day at the hospital, the team returned to Quinta de las Flores. This was an optional on-your-own dinner. You could either go out to eat or stay here for some soup our cooks whipped up. About a third of us stayed here. We were treated to a salsa lesson by... Read More
Yesterday evening the team was tired from two long days of surgery. Team members straggled in from their ORs as they finished. They were met with soup and salad hors d’oeuvres and later a spaghetti and asparagus dinner. Again, the cooks outdid themselves. But it was an early night as we knew... Read More
No matter where we are, we are reminded of our mortality every day. We were sad to learn this morning that Mike, the brother of team member Roseann Cady, had passed away from leukemia. Mike came down with the disease not long before our mission trip. He took a sudden and unexpected turn for... Read More
Day 1 of surgery began a little bit earlier than usual because the hospital wanted operations to begin by 7:30 so that they could be finished by 5:00. Our team of cooks (Kelli Davis, Carrie Campbell, and Paula Rayburn) delighted us again, this time with bacon, eggs and fruit (yesterday they... Read More