It Cathy Stoddart from AGH, Cece asked me to add to the blog if we were in touch with the other AGH Nurses or SEIU nurses and Docs in Haiti. I will share information when they text.
Some of the information is coming through the four nurses who have traveled with them from SEIU Local 1991 in Florida, whom they had bonded with on the tarmac as they waited last Thursday to leave from Florida.
They tell us that this was an ordeal in and of itself, as they were told they had to have only 3 total pieces of luggage between the 8 of them," Combining your personals bonds a group" Ashley Scott told us. Danielle's luggage had already been lost by the airline from Pittsburgh. They ended up being able to take all of their belongings, I am told it was because of the groups unwavering determination.
It seems that the AGH nurses and the Florida nurses are assigned at St. Damien's hospital. Danielle Thompson from NICU, Tiffany Hamilton from MICU , and Ashley Scott from CCU from AGH are very tired.
I am told that they are all working the night shift.
They have been texting and we are told that they are sleeping inside (which is better than on the roof) but in the day it is deadly hot and noisy. They are in a secure compound and have about 3 hours of free time a day.
They had to hitch a ride from the airport with a transport. We gather that it was a difficult ride. It would have been their first look at the devastation in Haiti.
They have failed to tell us the kind of work they are doing in any detail which weighs on our minds, making us think that there are not words to described what they are seeing and doing......our nursing hero's.....
"Pray for all of the Nurses and Doctors"
"Pray for Haiti"