Monthly Archives: July 2014

Antigua Guatemala: Day 9

Saturday was follow-up clinic. All the children from the ward were discharged, and the ones who had had surgery earlier this week were checked.           It was also time to say goodbye to the group that translated … Continue reading

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Antigua Guatemala: Day 8

The trays of patient medications are very colorful.         Yesterday, the post-operative care nurse from the hospital came to me to say we were out of the acetaminophen on the left (the red one), and were switching to … Continue reading

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Antigua Guatemala: Day 7

This little girl and I had quite a lot of fun doing a complete neurological exam after she fell and hit her head yesterday afternoon. Nothing is more fun than the finger-to-nose test.               … Continue reading

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Antigua Guatemala: Day 6

This is the left hand of a patient with amniotic band syndrome. Strands develop in the amniotic fluid and wrap around the developing fetus. These bands can cut off the circulation to body parts and cause indentations and amputations.   … Continue reading

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Antigua Guatemala: Day 5

Better late than never. Two of our supply bags finally arrived today. They had IV sets and other equipment that we were able to find local replacements for. Today was a smooth day in the OR and on the floors. There … Continue reading

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Antigua Guatemala: Day 3

Surgery starts at 7:30 in the morning. There are four surgeons operating at the same time in four separate rooms. After surgery, patients come to the post operative care unit. From there they go to the ward for the night. … Continue reading

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Antigua Guatemala: Day 2

Today the Faces of Hope team saw 150 patients and set the schedule for the next five days of surgery.               After photos, we toured Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro, our hospital.     … Continue reading

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Antigua Guatemala: Day 1

The team made the flight from SFO to Guatemala City Friday. Two of our medical supply bags didn’t make the connection with us in Houston, and we are planning work arounds. This is the first trip I am making with … Continue reading

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Heat Illness and the Heat Index

Kids don’t adapt to extreme temperatures as well as adults. They generate more metabolic heat per mass when active, have a reduced capacity to sweat, and their high surface area to body mass ratio means they absorb more heat from the environment. When … Continue reading

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Sports Nutrition

Play hard with sports nutrition. Click here to view larger or print.   Book recommendations for information and recipes include: The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes by Thomas and Lin—try the sweet potato and black bean burrito. Feed … Continue reading

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