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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.┬áToday 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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