Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hait Relief Mission: Dr Koslow Day 2 and 3

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Have some great stories. I will post tommorow in Detail. Last night we saved a 3 month old baby that was found dehydrated in a drainage ditch. Baby Noah we named him. Also I have a new medical principal that I will be writing a letter to the editor of New England Jounal of med. Will post it here after I write it.
Tue at 2:55pm

In Haiti There is a desperate need for anesthesiologists and nurse anestetists. If you knowany that want to come I can help arrange it.
Tue at 2:58pm ·

Haiti relief update:Just heard Sunday there will be almost no flights so will try to get out Saturday, back to USA. Do not know what city I will land in, will then have to find way home. Hope the airlines are accomadating.
Yesterday at 9:00am

Haiti Releif Update:I found out the baby is doing well. Did three wound debridements under anesthesia yesterday. Then went with Dr Savam the owner of the Hospital to tour some of the damages and also to see the nice part of Haiti. we went up to the mountains at 3900 feet and saw a beautiful country.
Yesterday at 9:05am ·

Haiti Releif Update: now for the fun part. Monday night we went to Pizza garden. I had Kibby an apetizer that is a falafal outside wityh a very spicy beef inside. Very good. The piza I had a slice of seafood and a slice of vegitarian. IT was as good as any I have had in States. All the resturants are about 20 min...utes drive to an area hardly hit by earthquake. This seams to be the new social center.See More
Yesterday at 9:07am

Haiti relief Update:The french are playing nicer.I just did a fascinating case that the fr Plastic surgeon, he thinks fr are snoty also, helped me. I watched him do 2. A muscle flap that is never done in USA,reverse solius flap.She has a bad ankle fracture and it was poring out pus. I cleamed it out past 2 days and dr...ipped a weak solution of clorax bleach over night. Today we did flap. Only chance to save her leg.See More
Yesterday at 3:25pm ·

HaitiReleif Update. I have a sad case today a thirty year old mother of two who said it was hard doing her work before the quake. She had a crush injury and now her are is infected she is septic and at risk of dying. I will do an amputation to try and save her live at firstshe said she rather die then have it. The Ha...itian Ortho Doc talked to her and we are going to do it in a few minutes. Hope it saves her life.See More
Yesterday at 3:31pm ·

Haiti releief Update:Last night wewere just aboutto go to dinner when a man was dropped onour curb by police and they left very quickly. He had no blood pressure. we worked for an hr and resucitated him but could not transport him to hospital with blood till am. So we left him with army medics at our hosp. with order...s to keep urine output and bp up.He was alive in AM, we tx him. He had pelvic fx, liver injury.See More
Yesterday at 3:36pm ·

Haiti Relief Update:Last night we went to gourmet fr rest.Balsamic and gorganzola salad, trad haitian fish dish, red beens &rice(w capers) , swt potato, plantain.Hd bananas flambet for desert. lunch has been the same each day, beens&rice, corn and sardines. Itwas ok 1st day but everyday, yech.Stoped at supermarket&got... 10# friut, apples(3 types),tangerines and bananas.I'mnot starving. Actually I may have not lost wt.See More
Yesterday at 3:53pm

Haiti Relief update:It is realy amazing. Ussually you go to a new Hosp. and it takes weeks to get to feel at home. I am the senior surgeon now that every other surgeon has lweft. I am after 3 days the old dog on the block. Also you make bonds with the fellow workers like you've known them for months not days and It is amazing experiance. Waiting for surgery to start. Hope to post more pics tonight.See More
Yesterday at 3:56pm

Haiti relief update. 3rd night in a row as we were leaving 7:30 emergancy comein. Monday Baby Noah,Tues-truck hit pedestrian, tonight two, woman with dysfunctionsal Uterine bleeding and 13 Y.O. w acute appendicitis The anesthesiologist did not want to stay to do case but we finaly conjoled one to stay(keeps all 4here... so their stuck anyway.They are getting patient ready for OR dr David from NYC Gen Surg will do it.See More
Yesterday at 7:50pm

Haiti relief update:baby noah had gone to german hospital, he is doing very well, theywere able to take out I.v. the women who found him and has beentrying to
Yesterday at 10:54pm

Last pozst continued:have her own baby for ten years. She feels god led her to find baby and has never left it's side. She will be able to adopt him
Yesterday at 10:58pm

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