Project Hands OR 1

The experience is one I’ll truly cherish. I’ll have to go at least yearly. These people need so much and it’s really an honor to be able to reach out to them. Had 3 cases today. All pedi burns..6y, 14y, 6y. First case, the 6y old was so brave. We did a right axillary contracture release with skin graft lasted about 2h. 2nd case was the toughest anesthetically. She had burns to her face and had a mouth opening of barely 2 of my fingers. I barely got a 2.5 Lma thru. They released contractures on her neck and eyelids. She coughed in the middle of the case as one of surgeons was putting stitch in neck. She laryngospasmed….oy! Sat went down to 70s…had to give prop to break it. That, I could’ve lived without. Last case was a screaming, crying 6y. Had to tackle mask him down…luckily, he went down nicely. They did a left hand/thumb release. All the pts did well in the pacu. 🙂 so far so good…. now for dinner, drinks, and hanging with the group.

 

Author: Kris

Grew up in a small Texas town. Heavily involved in extracurricular activities: piano, violin, dance (ballet/jazz/tap), tennis, horseback riding (english/western), taekwondo, basketball, soccer, volleyball, percussion, drumline, orchestra, band, mascot, pageants. I had the typical Tiger Mom upbringing. Went to college, medical school, residency, and fellowship. Amidst the ups and downs of life, allow me to share with you my journey...as an "ordinary" person who happens to be an MD.

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