Thanks to the Friends of Don Sergio, our Generosity Campaign exceeded our expectations. So many of you gave generously to our humanitarian of Chiapas. I presented him with the mock check and as always, he is grateful. These funds will help keep him afloat over the next year.
Our day home visits include two young people who have endured severe accidents. One 25 year old who was injured in a motorcycle accident and is now a paraplegic. He has a bed ulcer that is healing nicely and his family takes very good care of him. The other young patient is a 12 year old girl who had an appendectomy. When she went into the surgery she was normal, but she never woke up afterwards. Her body is tiny and bony, legs and arms contracted, eyes roll to one side and she has a feeding tube; she has been like this for 2 years now. The family feels she was given to much anesthesia, but Dr. Iserson believes that someone must of intubated her incorrectly, causing her to go with out air for an extended period.
In the evening, Drs. Shi, Iserson and I gave lectures to the medical students which are Cesar's compadres. Cesar has volunteered with Don Sergio for years and is now in his 3rd year of medical school. Due to his busy schedule he is unable to work with him as much, but he is in close contact and works with him when he can.
|Third year medical students of San Cristobal Medical School.|
|Dr. Iserson's lecture was on ER procedures in limited resource environments.|
|Dr. Shi's lecture was on dermatologic emergencies.|
|My lecture was on recognition of skin cancers.|