Friday, June 8, 2007

Meet Suhad






After two surgeries to repair her liver, diaphragm, and stomach, Suhad finally made it back to Charlie Medical last night. She is the girl that was accidentally shot with an AK-47 a few days ago. Her surgical incisions are healing well, and I found her this morning eating breakfast with her brother, Towad, in patient hold. She had follow-up surgery the day after I flew her to Al Asad, and quickly recovered. Within days, she is ready to be united with family.

With no sign of pain or discomfort, she and her brother talk while she plays with some of the toys and stuffed animals donated this morning. We took some pictures, and her brother asked me if I could print some out for them to take home. They both seemed to like the picture printouts more than the toys!

Their stay with us will be short. After lunch, the Iraqi Police will swing by and pick them up to take them back home. We hope that the care they receive and the genuine concern for their well being will leave a lasting positive impression..........

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that I read your, and several other, milblogs daily. I was in country in Vietnam for 28 months. From the newspaper articles my dad sent me, I knew the people back home had no idea what life in the zone was like. I read your blog to "keep it real" for me and never to forget the sacrifices that so many have made over the years for so few thanks.

Thank you and all your comrades for your service.

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Missy said...

Carl:

So here is the answer to show why all the hassle is worth it. I am sure the genuineness of your concern will be remembered and stored in the recesses of their memories.

Take care

Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know that I'm the husband of Katy Gibson. The pediatrician who works with you. I look at your blog every day, always hoping for a new entry. Your site is a source of comfort for me during this separation Katy and I have to endure. Katy told me of the little girl, Suhad. And it is great to see she is doing well. Keep it up with this blog. It is better than watching the nightly news. For some of us back home, it is a direct link to the people we love. I miss Katy very much, and what you are doing with this site is helping me stay updated on the happenings at Charlie med and helping me feel just a little closer to Katy. Keep up the great work you are doing. I truly admire the heroic things you do.

Jeremy Gibson

ozarkglittergirl said...

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gives the increase.
You just keep doing those small things done with great love.
hugs
ozarkglittergirl

LT GO said...

Jeremy, thank you for the feedback.....this is the first time I have had the opportunity to work with the Army day in and day out. It has been a highly rewarding and educational experience! Katy is a very astute clinician, and a pleasure to work with!

Thank you everyone for your readership and support! As always, I am humbled and honored.

karin in tx said...

"....We hope that the care they receive and the genuine concern for their well being will leave a lasting positive impression.........."

I should say so! What you all do to further not only their health, but well being as well is priceless! The legacy being left will last long after the last hero has come home!
Stay safe and God Bless you and all who serve!

Anonymous said...

If that doesn't change hearts and mind sets nothing will. God Bless guys....

Bruce said...

Changing the world one person at a time. Hopefully it will have a domino effect. Stay well and stay strong.