Nepal Team Update (Carl) 081209

Good news! The gang’s all down from Jomsom and we are all sitting in an internet cafe sweating golfballs, unlike in Mustang. Many came to see us off. A new friend, the District Medical Officer, Dr. Poudel, has asked me to look into finding the hospital a Gamow Bag for treating altitude sickness patients.

He reports that several times per year, he has victims of this condition and they must be held for up to a day without treatment due to treacherous flying conditions. This is essentially a “blow-up tube” in which you place the patient under pressure and it is maintained via a foot pump.  So, if any of you have one gathering dust in your attic, please let us know!

~Carl for Arise Medical Missions (Nepal)