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Friday, February 12, 2010

Numbers & Toys

Well it's been a whirlwind couple of days here.  Every night I say to myself tonight you're going to do a blog posting.  Unfortunately that conversation usually occurs around 10:30 or 11PM.  After a 16-17 hour work day, the pillow tends to overrule the keyboard.  So tonight's posting is happening at 9:30PM but is still going to be brief.

Some of you reading the blog have already been here as volunteers and have asked for updates about what we are doing and what our current census is.  Well here you go:

Report for yesterday Thursday 2/11/2010
431 New patient visits
57 Admissions
~250 Patients on site
~1000 Total number of people living on the hospital grounds
14 Surgical procedures performed in the indoor O.R.s (STS Graft, 4 ORIF humerus reductions, Hernia repair, Thyroidectomy, Laporotomy, anoplasty, Foot Flap, I&D Subscapular abscess, ORIF Tibia, Leg STSG, Femur ORIF)
8 -10 out-patient surgical procedures performed with IV sedation

And now for those of you who don't have a clue as to what those procedures are...  
One of the fun parts of this job is the opportunity to hand deliver gifts from kids in the states to our patients.   Here are a few of our kids here as the receive hand made cards from the LLUC Childrens division and a few toys from my boys.






Thank you all for your prayers and your support. 


  1. Awesome! I'm gonna print these pics and take them to Sabbath School tomorrow to show the kids!

    Thanks - really appreciate it

  2. Appreciate your input! Thought I'd post a few stats from ACTS, as LLU and the hospital are part of making it all happen together!
    Wednesday, February 10
    ACTS and Operation Hope for Children of Haiti are continually amazed how things are coming together and networks and bonds are forming. We are so fortunate to work with so many teams/relief groups that we'll have to mention in a seperate post to thank them all! Here are some stats and how all of our volunteers have made a difference. Thank you!

    Jan 28 - Feb 9: Main clinic set up and located across from Hopital Adventiste. Between the clinic and mobile teams, we have seen 8,988 patients.
    The wonderful 'cooking/kitchen team has served 52,000 meals

    Jan 16-27: Patients @ the hospital is 7,700.
    Total Haitians seen since Jan 16 is 16,688 and of that number approximately 140 are dental patients and approximately 1700 have been seen for emotional/spiritual care, usually in addition to medical.

    We have given out and used 64,000 tons of water.