Happy Thanksgiving

On Wednesday we said good-bye to Dr. Bill and Kaylynn Holloman who left via Victoria Falls and Joberg to return to Tucson.  We had a great time while they were here and they helped us out a lot.  Bill, an internal medicine guy was even turned in a Pediatrician while he was here!

All week our Doctor, Nura was gone to a workshop and so for 7 days and nights the hospital was mine.  I was awaken several times at night, but no major problems, so glad for that.  We got everyone delivered without needed a C/Section--which is 2 hours away by a bad dirt road!

On Friday Dr. Kajese, our doctor, who was with us for almost 3 years, returned to help us  do a bunch of surgeries.  The surgeon from Harare, Mr. Kundiona and Kajese's wife No, an OR nurse, arrived at 7 p.m. and we went straight to start our first case.  We did 2 cases last night and got home at 11:30 p.m. for dinner and then to bed at midnight and up by 5:20 a.m. to start again at 6 a.m. They ended up doing 12 cases and by 3 p.m. they were done and ready to return to Harare.  I had been up since 5 a.m. Friday and working straight from 7 a.m. so I was exhausted!

We decided to celebrate our Thanksgiving with them before they left and so I ran home at noon and Amy and I started cooking.  We prepared a Thanksgiving feast.  We had turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, gravy, pumpkin casserole and 2 pumpkin pies with fresh whipped cream.  Major's family joined us and 11 of us celebrated our Thanksgiving.  Then Major drove the doctors and No to Karoi for them to drive home to Harare tonight.  I went in to watch TV and promptly fell asleep!

Tomorrow morning Thanksgiving decorations come down and we start Christmas decorations--yahoo!

 Dr, Holloman and Perserverence (patient's name)

Surgeons at work

 Thanksgiving Dinner


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