Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Much Calmer Day

Message from Jennifer Bruny, MD - 1/19/2010

"Organization is just barely starting to set in. There is both a level of official organization and unofficial networking between 'medical centers' to try to coordinate efforts. There are still many challenges. We are over-reaching our capabilities in a soccer field and on the dining room table. There are crippling injuries everywhere. Open fractures, horrible wounds. There are arrangements for a follow-up team for us. My hope is all these wounds can get follow-up care.

We received a baby who likely has meningitis tonight. He is having seizures that we have not been able to stop even with Ativan. Eric is leading the team in working to get him to another facility with the capability to intubate him.

We have narrowed down the patients at our facility quite a bit. We may branch out tomorrow to reach out to our community."