Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Emergency Appendectomy in Pohnpei

This is the door into the Emergency room and also the "corridor" that they wheeled Mel down to find the door to the operating room. I was pretty surprised to see them take him outside on the gurney and take off down the sidewalk.
 Just inside the Emergency room door is the bed where the doctor does his diagnosis. It is private when the curtains are pulled.
 Mel after the surgery (ruptured appedectomy) with the "call bell" to use if he needs anything. There was no table going over the bed for such things as water or tissue or anything. Things like that needed to be brought from home (towel, soap, water, decent food, etc.).
 It is difficult to really get the whole enjoyment from the food, but suffice it to say that Mel wasn't up for this "fare".
He was pretty happy to get home and his first meal was a toasted cheese sandwich. Delicious!
We think the closest way to describe the room was the "50's" as far as the furniture and the absence of remote control anything.
Other than that he had a great surgeon from the Philippines and a member of our church. He gave him excellent care.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man. What a scary thing. We are SO glad he is ok and was able to eat his toasted cheese sandwich. I'm already thinking of what to make you guys when you come to visit. :)