Wednesday, January 13, 2010

24 Hours after the Earthquake

It's now been 24 hours since the initial earthquake.  Within the past last hour, I felt yet another slight tremor.  I was with two other people and they said they didn't feel it.  I pointed out a hose that was swinging on a nail on the wall.  They said it was the breeze from the fan.  They were convinced when it stopped it's movement on it's own.  I continue to be safe; and enjoying that fact.

The hospital is now at about double normal operating capacity.  There are patients lined up outside of the surgery suites. The hallways are blocked with beds.  All available space is being used to hold patients.  New patients continue to arrive.  All visitors, patients family and friends are being kept outside to minimize confusion. They have setup a loudspeaker system to call for patients family members when the doctor is available to talk to them.

If you would like to make a donation to help the hospital in this relief effort, you can donate online at...