Below is our bus arriving on the first day of pre-clinic. Pre-clinic is the day when all the potential patients are evaluated by the doctors and nurses. We were greeted by a very large crowd who were all calmly waiting to be let into the hospital to be examined by the doctors and nurses.
Pictured below is a young mother and her son.
Patients and their families are waiting for the names to be called to be let into the hospital.
This mother and her son were just called and were walking into the hospital.
This mother and her son are sitting for their close-up identification photo.
Nurse Practitioner Nan evaluating this little boy for surgery.
Dr. Kathy and Dr. Richardo consulting with a young mother.
Nurse Susan calming a little girl during her evaluation.
This little guy waits inside the hospital gate for his turn to get called into the hospital.
This is Marina. I took a particular liking to her because she is close in age with my daughter. In a future blog entry I will tell you more about her.
This little guy and his father were waiting in the courtyard.
As the patient names are being called out for the first day surgeries, this woman is waiting to hear her child's name.
Waiting for their name to be called.
Mission Director Randy with a patient
The children really enjoyed to have their picture taken. After taking their picture, I would show them their picture on my camera screen. In some cases, this would have been the first time they ever say their own picture. A few of the parents organized this group picture for me.
Left to Right: Don, Vasanth, Nurse Paula, Maria Elena, Susan and Marie. Prior to the mission we solicited donations for toys for the children. Pictured below are team members holding some of the Beanie Babies that were given to the children.
Lead Anesthesiologist Dr. Hung and Lead Medical Director Dr. Anne reviewing patient folders in preparation of the surgeries in the coming days.