Dr. Ray Price left Mongolia on Wednesday of the second week. I was not aware that the same day, our medical translator would be leaving. When i voiced my un-ease, Ray was quick to point out "don't worry, you have Harold." I looked at him in shock, "but Harold doesn't speak Mongolian!" (see 'Leave 'em Laughing' to really understand!)
Despite Ray's departure on Wednesday afternoon, we finished our cases early and the Mongolian surgeons brought beers into the OR to celebrate an early day. As we drank our celebratory beverages, I showed them pictures of my family and surf trips on my computer.
|Hmmm . . . beers in the O.R.?|
|After the LAST lap chole!|
|The last lap chole team! Ganbolor, Suz, Allison, Oyuunbold|
That evening, we went out back of the hospital and flew a small travel kite i had brought along. That kite has flown in Fiji, California and now Mongolia. We watched a gorgeous sunset, moon rise and started to think about heading home.
|Not much wind, but if you run fast enough, it flies!|
|Big Sky and a little kite|
|Giggles at the certificate ceremony|
|Dr. Ganbot and the group photos|
|Allison and her best friend at Anna Home|