Veronica and Dr. Sergio Castillo - jungle doctor!!! This couple manages a rural hospital (Hospital Cristiano Santa Fe) in Chocola Guatemala. Veronica was the first to see the surgical light in room one and had tears in her eyes. She said Sergio will think it is Christmas...
Dr. Sergio, Mike Davis, Tim Griner, Pastor David Klemm and David Weeke. Great team. We tested their flexibility this week and they passed!
You may have seen some of these before but I have had a chance to work on them now. We rewired for the surgical lights but also did the standard lights as well.
Sergio called today. He did 7 cases last week under his new light and was obviously filled with joy. We still need to do some work on these lights, but that is coming.
These next couple of photos were taken with a camera phone and not as good quality, but we demonstrated the light. Oh yes, the first thing Sergio said was, "it is Christmas," just like Veronica said.
The next project at a hospital actually was delayed a day due to crowds at the facility. We did another project and got here late on Tuesday due to 5 minute repair taking 2 hours and traffic that caused a 4-5 mile stretch of highway take almost an hour to cover. We started and had to stop to go eat.... and could not get back to work this evening.
Here we are being forced to eat once again... steak, vegetables cooked over open fire, frijoles, fresh tortillas, fried plantains... good fellowship. Not a single pound was lost on this trip. We found a few extra in fact.
back to work the next morning. These shelves I found out via phone today are doing their job and are stocked to the great pleasure of the nurses and other staff working at Hospital Cristiano San Raymundo.
One 8 foot long shelve and tive six foot long shelves...
five or six set of steps for short people to get up on exam tables and Tim designed writing desks for each exam room up stairs. Joy Ghring in her phone call today wanted me to forward her gratitude. The doctors are impressed and using the writing desks, the patients are using the steps.
another writing desk.
this desk was quickly "customed" to fit this space.
We then went to making benches for patients. There were some but not near enough for the crowds this facility serves. Once we worked out the pattern, this team produced a bench every 6 or 7 minutes. They were heavy puppies too.
Two men lifted them as high as they could and Tim and I grabbed them from the roof... now where was Mike??? Tim is more tired than he is acting. And I am not tired just making sure the bench works... yeah, right!!