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.


val said...

I wish you no more aftershocks. NO use praying, if there's a god, all this is his fault in the first place.

Thanks for keeping us posted.

Wish I could see some of those big cats...

JoJo said...

I, too, wish you no more aftershocks! I find those to be far more terrifying than the actual quake itself. At least the bug situation is better, but EEK on the lizards and snakes!

My hubby was in the army and he said he got very sick from the yellow fever vaccine, and he asked me to ask you if you experienced any illness from it.

TJara said...

No hugs, but thanks for keeping us updated. Huge eek on the snakes and lizzards...

Music Wench said...

Sending good thoughts your way in hopes there are no more aftershocks.

While I hate snakes, I don't mind lizards and quite frankly I like them both better than bugs.

And definitely thanks for keeping us posted.

fuzzytweetie said...

Bugs, aftershocks and reptiles...oh my!

You're not in Kansas anymore.

You definitely have your place in Heaven.

jazzy said...

Take care of yourself!