(Posted by Kez's mother)
Thank you once again for your prayers.
I just got off the phone (after about 25 attempts to get thru) with Keziah. When today's shock hit, Kez jumped out of her bed, grabbed Vanessa Carpenter and the doctor and got all three of them into the most protected room in the house. She knew it was an aftershock, but didn't think for a second that it was any stronger than the many felt all last week. When I told her that it registered over 6. on the Richter, she was just amazed.
No damage to her house, no further damage to the St. Joe's buildings, no new injuries. In fact, when I finally reached her, Kez was taking a break from her nursing rounds and sitting on a roadside "enjoying a beautiful, sunny morning with a lovely cool breeze"!
Kez had wondered why I missed our daily morning call, never thinking that the phone lines would be jammed from all the concerned people trying to get through to their Haitian relatives after yet another scare. She is looking forward to today's arrival of the USNS Comfort and to joining their medical team's efforts.
The three most badly injured of her patients have gone to hospitals. The children at St. Joe's will be moved to Trinity House in Jacmel today. Vanessa and the American doctor with her will get to work on medical visas for children and with opening their surgical center.
It is a good day in Port-au-Prince!