Saturday was the first day that we weren't either in the OR setting up to do cases, or in the OR 'doing' cases. The first week is now over with, we had done 14 cardiac cases and it was time to get out of the hospital and see some of the surrounding landscape (and take some more pictures)....
Dr. Luke and I were roommates last year at Tenwek and he wasn't able to stay for the 2nd week of pediatric cases. He was leaving later today so he, Johnson and I took off for the Tenwek dam, a 15 minute walk from the hospital. The dam is where the hospital gets it's electrical supply.
The landscape around Tenwek Hospital is beautiful. We are at the end of the rainy season, and the hillsides are gorgeous.
There was as home at the top of the hill with a family working outside. They were more than happy to pose for a few pictures.