Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cataract Surgery

Dr. Teague from Abilene Texas has come to do cataract surgery.  Three new rooms at the hospital have been in final stages to be ready for the surgery because they have to be pre-approved by a Ministry of Health official prior to use. 

The main room where the surgeries will be performed has been approved, but we must wait on curtains for the adjacent rooms before we begin even though the patients will not be in the other rooms.  In other words this is simply a formality that must be met.  In any cases we will have the curtains in place in the next few hours and should be able to start surgeries this afternoon.

Jessalyn Massingill is doing a video story of one particular woman's journey through this surgery that will be shown in mid-September at the Paramount Theatre in Abilene.  The woman's name is Dora, and we believe her surgery will occur this afternoon.

The team will have about an hour long meeting this afternoon just after lunch to go over the details of how to thrive over the next couple of weeks.  Logistics are difficult, so details become very meaningful.  The atmosphere is pleasant, and I believe we have an excellent team in place.