The surgical schedule was hard to keep up with today. One mother couldn’t bear to have her 4 month old go without eating for the necessary 4 hours and fed the baby before two scheduled surgery times. Having food in the stomach raises the risk of aspirating it into the lungs during the surgery. This bumped up some cases and changed tomorrow.
Speaking of food, the fare is good. There are local options for breakfast as well as spaghetti.
Our local hosts cook a wonderful lunch for us each day and we pop out as time allows to eat.
For in between, there are snacks,
and finally, dinner at the vegetarian street cafe An-Lac before heading back to the hospital for rounds.
Our nurses are going to bring the mom and her 4 month old into the recovery room tomorrow morning to help her and the baby go the four hours so the baby can have her cleft lip repaired safely.