Archive for May, 2015


Monday, May 25th, 2015 |

I was on call last Thursday and had to go into the ED at 1am for basically a follow up on one of the kids I had seen in clinic.  I think he’s about 1 month old now, but was still having URI symptoms…like I said he would for probably another week.  Had been eating […]

Seizure On The Playground

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 |

Yesterday my 45 day old male with respiratory failure was still only able to tolerate bringing his oxygen down to 1/2 a liter, so he’s been admitted about 6 days.   At the start of clinic, Vance came and found me.  There was a 27 yo G1P0 at 33-36 weeks with IUGR and poor dates.  He […]


Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 |

I’ve still been rounding on that 44 day old kiddo who came in with respiratory distress and probably has pneumonia.  I have him on Rocephin and nebs, but I think it’s viral based on his labs.  I consulted with the pediatrician and she said she wouldn’t change anything.  He’s slowly getting better, so hopefully we’ll […]

La Ceiba

Monday, May 18th, 2015 |

Yesterday I had decided I wanted to go to La Ceiba to get some shopping done.  I’ve been running low on groceries for a few days and haven’t had a chance to find any souvenirs to bring home.  I was on call the night before, and admitted a couple people.  One was a 40 day […]

Woodworking: universally awesome

Friday, May 15th, 2015 |

Yesterday morning I delivered another OB patient at around 9 am.  Luckily I didn’t have too many people in clinic, so it didn’t really disrupt my schedule.  Vance was back in surgery, so I just got the baby delivered, sewed up the lac, and let him know when everything was good to go.  Clinic ended […]

If you don’t befriend the guy wielding a machete, you’re doing it wrong

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 |

Clinic today started out again with some more OB shenanigans.  One lady came in overnight at 42 weeks, so we got her induced and started up Pit this morning.  Another lady came in at 36.3 weeks and I delivered her a few hours later.  Vance was in surgery all morning, so he basically just had me […]

Two difficult OB cases

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 |

I’ve been going in every morning to see that patient of mine who’s in respiratory failure.  The tap seemed to help somewhat and she’s breathing a bit more comfortably, but it’s sort of a temporary fix and she’s needing Valium intermittently to stay relaxed.  I don’t think she has much longer.  I got her labs […]

Feliz dia de las madres

Monday, May 11th, 2015 |

This morning we had a 20 yo G2P1 roll in at 38.4 weeks contracting every few minutes with ruptured membranes.  Several hours after her arrival, I heard a desperate call over the radio for a doctor, amidst a screaming patient in the background.  I ran over to the hospital and checked the patient, who sure […]

Semana primera

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 |

This is my first ever attempt at blogging, to let’s all get our expectations down to a reasonable level. To start with, I had to get from the airport in Roatan to the ferry, which would take me to La Ceiba.  This provided me my first opportunity to dust off my rusty Spanish skills.  I quickly […]

My First INMED Blog Post

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 |

Hello! My name is Garrett Hooker. I am a senior family medicine resident at Research Family Medicine Residency, and I’m starting my INMED service-learning experience at Hospital Loma de Luz  in Honduras, beginning in May 2015.