Friday, September 09, 2005


There's a lot of anger and outrage and frustration with how the crisis in the Gulf coast was handled. And justifiably so. And most of the media coverage and water-cooler talk has been about the failures. I'm as guilty as anyone of dwelling on the negative.

So I wanted to share this story, which has me in tears at my desk at work:

There were no lab tests or X-rays — critically important tools. Doctors were counting drips in intravenous lines to make sure patients got the right dose. Bystanders squeezed oxygen bags every 5 seconds to keep patients alive.

"You ask anybody and everybody that's willing to pitch in, and they wanted to," Hamm said. "There were lots of very young physicians doing a lot of heroic things."

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