Day Two Monday, August 21, 2011 from Hospital Padre Carollo in Quito, Ecuador.
by, 08-22-2011 at 09:05 PM (1186 Views)
Day two started at 7:30 am and unfortunately one of our three PACU RNs became ill and was getting her own IV fluids and having to be confined to bed rest. So since there in not a float pool or back up coverage, we just had to deal with it. Lightening hit the hospital and it knocked out the air conditioning in the ORs.
With our three ORs running and the dental clinic cases we had everyone was doing double duty. I even donned a pair of scrubs and was circulating the ORs to get the new surgical kits into each room and remove the old kits from each case to be cleaned for the next usage.
At the end of the day we completed 16 cases and every happy mom and dads was glad to have their children back in their arms again. These parents could not hide their tears of joy for the new life of their child with the completion of the surgical procedures.
The last cases ended at 8:30pm due to being a little more complicated that expected. The on call team is on place and we have all been on our feet for 13 hours straight. As we boarded our bus back to the hotel everyone was happy how well the cases went and how we all need to get some rest to start all over tomorrow.