Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ins and Outs

14 Mar 2013 On the surgery rotation one of the medical students’ main duties and first orders of business of each day is to tally the ins and outs of their team’s patients.  The most important of these is urine … Continue reading

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Their Concern is Not Your Concern

12 Mar 2013 Concepción was a 5-month old girl whom I met on the second day of her hospital stay.  Her parents had brought her in because of trouble breathing and a cough.  When Alexis, our pediatrician, checked her oxygen … Continue reading

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Along the Southern Shore of Lake Atitlan

6 March 2013 I have left Xela, a place which has come to feel like home, for places and realms unknown.  For two months I’ll be in Santiago, a small town on the southern shore of a large caldera lake, … Continue reading

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