Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bangladesh 2013 - Surgery Day 4

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Surgery - Day 4

This morning, we started off with a hearty breakfast of bananas, shuzi (a porridge), luchi (fired puffed bread), alu bhaji (a spiced hashbrown dish), rolls, omelets, cha (tea), coffee, and an interesting assortment of juices. And then headed to the hospital for another full day of cleft lip and palate surgeries.

 Dr. Saira hard at work in the PACU.

Throughout the day, our CSI Team has had endless opportunities to bond with the hospital staff, surgical patients, and their families.
Nurse Norie and local ward nurses.
Nurse Dody comforting a baby in post-op.
Nurse Anesthetist Danielle getting a patient ready for surgery.
Kathryn making new friends in the ward.
Nurse Dody saying goodbye to a dental student she has known for two years.
Nurse Donna getting a child ready for surgery, before the IV went in.
Calming down babies after surgery.
Nurse Dee and patient bonding in pre-op.
Father and son reunited after surgery.
A farewell hug between Dr. Saira and a Bangla colleague.

On our way home from the hospital, instead of the usual walk or van ride, some of our staff decided to take a tour of Rangpur via rickshaw.

Tomorrow is the last day of surgery, and will be one of the busiest yet. After surgery we will quickly pack up, have a celebration with the hospital staff and prepare to return to Dhaka the following morning.

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