Today was another very good surgery day. Once again, Randy performed his usual magic and we finished with the first five cases by about 12:30. We only had one afternoon case but it was a dandy. A patient was transferred 2 days ago with an open fracture of her mid distal tibia and fibula. She also had a complete laceration of the Anteror tibial tendon. She had originally been debrided and an exfix
|Terry, Carrie, and Randy doing a fracture reduction and casting|
Jeannie's birthday as well as Good Friday. Only one patient showed up for surgery today. He is a 14 year old who sustained an open fractured tibia in the earthquake. He has had drainage nearly ever since. The entire mid tibia had a big anterior bow and was very sclerotic. I debrided the sclerotic area but didn't find a clear sequestrum. I placed antibiotic cement in the canal. I hope it gets rid of the
|Carrie working in the Peds clinic|
I took advantage of Randy being here and did an early morning case before they had to leave. It was Randy's 26th anesthetic this week. He has been surprised at the volume of cases and this has been a pretty quiet week. I hardly scheduled any elective cases since I was all by myself and still recovering from whatever it was that I had. I hope they can come back before our year here is over. If not, there will undoubtedly be more opportunities in the future.
It is the Sabbath today, my favorite day of the week. After finishing the case we made rounds. After bidding Randy and Carrie 'goodbye', we went to church at the University up the street. The rest of the day was very restful, just as God intended. What a delight to be able to rest and read and send a few emails to family and friends. I feel energized for the coming week.
|A pediatric patient modeling the new gown sewn and donated by volunteers in Appleton, WI.|