Saturday, March 12, 2011
We were joined today by Dr. Paz, who is in training to become a cardiac surgeon. He is Honduran, and is being supported in his education by the Friends of Barnabas Foundation. He is a great guy, and we really enjoyed having him with us.
This evening we are being treated to dinner at the home of Dr. Fonseca, who is a cardiologist at Cemesa Hospital. We are looking forward to a fun evening, and an early trip home tomorrow.
Thanks for all your prayers and support.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Our final tally for the day was 5 caths, and 23 echos. Tomorrow schedule is 2 caths, and who knows how many echos.
Thank you for continued prayers for all.
We have seen several babies this morning. Several of them will just be watched as they grow. Their heart defects are not severe enough to need intervention at this time.
We have seen a set of sisters. Claudia is 17 and Dilcia is 15. They both have atrial septal defects. Claudia's will be repaired in September. Dilcia's is a little more complicated, but attempts will be made to repair her's also. Mom stated that they both have been so sick since they were small. A doctor had told her what the problems were, but never told her there was possible way of fixing the problem. She left very hopeful for both girls.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
In all we saw 15 patients (with all having echos done) between 1:30 and 8:30pm. Whew! Some tired puppies here..and we are just starting.