Here is the update for the surgeries that were performed on Sunday, August 8th 2011 Mary Beardslee organized and got this project going and other Better Together members assisted not only in the transportation but many trips and hours of pre and post surgery required treatments. We thank God for all of you!
Dear Better Together Friends,
Today we are one day post cataract surgery.
This morning Sandi O., Christine and Mary B. met this morning. We were asked to take them to see the optomitrist today here in San Felipe for him to make sure that they are all okay after the long ride home.
Dr. Arazael Cordero Lopez met with all of the people and reported that they are all doing fine and that he feels the operations were perfect.
Because of the age and severity of thhe cataracts some of the people will have better vision than others but all of the surgeries are successful.
He did not charge Better Together for his services and he gave the people all nice new sunglasses for free. His office is on Mar Bermejo just off the Chetumal in the new stores across the street from La Vaquita 3.
All of the patients feel good today and have no pain. It is going to take several weeks to fully recover and heal from the surgery and the drops for their eyes are very important for a good outcome. We will continue to closely monitor the patients.
Emelia is going to stay with Sandi and Jim O. for sometime as she is unable to put the drops in her eyes and has no help.
Please continue to keep everyone in your prayers, both the care receivers and the care givers. Compliance continues to be our greatest concern at this time and we will be diligent to help the people as much as possible.
We thank and praise God for the success of this project.
Blessings, Mary Beardslee