Quick post mainly to upload photos.
We are in a guest house in the hills above Port au Prince (here it is said the richer you are the higher you live on the mountain). The boys are playing 45, with Peter again adding rules as the game progresses – I’ve dubbed it the Darwinian game of cards as the rules seem to evolve with the other players’ abilities…
I’m sitting listening to the banter and working on some images.
A great deal has happened in the last few days, both medically and culturally. This trip seems to have had more down time than others but when we look our case load it has actually been a busy time in the OR.
The main surgical highlights include the cases done in our last evening on LaGonave – an appendectomy under spinal and a caesarian section under general complete with the resuscitation of the baby. Strange how the first case we did the night before our official start and the last case we did the night after our official end were both complicated caesarians complete with anaesthetic and neonatal challenges (in fact these cases were the most challenging for me over the entire trip).
Outside the OR a walk up a ravine to the source of town water, a trip to a school and amazing orphanage, and motorcycle tour up the coast to some small villages were among the many exceptional experiences we enjoyed on this trip.
Keep an eye on the gallery link as I try to add more photos as permitted by the internet gods…