Princess of the clinicals

Princess of the clinic

Hello everyone,
On Sunday we evaluated over 41 children in the clinic. We arrived at the hospital at 7:30 am in the morning and finished at 7:30 pm. It was a long day of hard work in preparation for the coming week. The children in the clinic where so happy to see us, and we were able to give them toys. We have scheduled 24 surgical interventions for the week; some of the cases are very interesting with children who have urological congenital deformities that I have never seen before. The length of each surgery varies from one 1 to 4 hours, depending on the severity of the pathology. I am so exhausted, but it is well worth it knowing that we are going to accomplish the mission. The highlight of the day was when one of the mothers of a child I booked for surgery asked me to take picture with her and her son, so that they could remember me.

Connie, RN  playing with the kids

Connie, RN playing with the kids

Some patients waited up to eight hours to be seen

Some patients waited up to eight hours to be seen

Dr. Schlussel & Dr. Wang consulting in clinic

Dr. Schlussel & Dr. Wang consulting in clinic

 

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  1. Are there some patients you guys aren’t able to operate on and turned away? One week seems like such a short amount of time to be able to help everyone. Hopefully all procedures go well this week. Keep us updated

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  2. How were the patients picked? I’m sure it was a difficult process to determine who gets picked.

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  3. Hi David, there are many factors that come into play but what I feel might be the biggest is the medical history and a physical exam that’s how they determine if they are able to help.

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  4. […] day-by-day experiences of the team on this seven-day mission can be viewed on the following blog: https://berkeleycollegeblog.com/2014/06/10/sunday-clinic-medical-mission/. The medical mission in Ecuador runs through June […]

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