Thursday, March 4, 2010
Here I am in Santiago, Chile compared to Haiti its a resort. Lots of devastation and injured but big machinery already clearing and building being shored up, One hospital olasped the other is okay. Midnight at home 2 am right now just off shift so 12 hours before I go back sgain.
Thought I'd do triage. But Dr wright discovered I'd been a closer for Dr. Mac and since his has gotten pregnant I have been promoted (so they say)
Portable buildings set up. In surgery 6 hours after set up. Feet hurt.
Had to get the yellow fever booster as mine is up in three months to be safe. Still on the malaria pills for a week then can stop.
Told to watch out for lizards. Lots of lizards that bite not poisonous but can cause bad infections. Snakes. Not so many bugs. There are bugs but you don't breath them. Still mosquito netting to sleep with. Six nurses in my tent. We have guards at our door.
Temp is 53degress 80 during the day.
They are trying to open roads to the coast. Don't know yet if I'll be going there. Depends on Dr.Wright.
Oh we had an 'aftershock' as we debarked.--you call 5.5 aftershock I'll call it earthquake. Like rolling on a small ship in the sea. I just laid on the ground and hoped a fissure didn't open under me.
The president doesn't want us here but shs has no choice she is a bitch,
Flowers and creatures here including big cats, but more out in the mountains; though that's close by.
You're all in my thoughts before I go to sleep.
Take care If you put me in prayers or just good thoughts have it be about no ore aftershocks. Thank you.