by Dr Otto
Today's journey was comparatively mild, only 45 minutes in the back of a 4-WD open-back Toyota truck, but encountered no rivers and no rain! The work site, Los Encuentros,, was fabulous. I am gaining a new respect for church and school and yards; as the most excellent of work-sites.!
We performed 4 castrations, shade provided by a huge ancient tree, All went well and we enjoyed gentle, uneventful recoveries! A severe back p
roblem was treated surgically; these are relatively common in Guatemala.
We also saved the life
of a dog with
a severe dystocia, which progressed to a ruptured uterus. It was a terrific opportunity to spay the multiparous animal,and although she is still in critical condition, she is a sweet dog and a real fighter.
Our last work day is tomorrow: we have 6 castrations scheduled, but our reality is almost always NOT what we expect.