From Lxxx (Day 176): Dear brothers and sisters, It’s a new day and a new hope. We are thankful for a peaceful night. Yesterday our town was woken up by a loud explosion that happened in the beach area again. Our people can recognize now where the sound comes from and what happened. When the land is shaking it means that the rockets hit something. It’s strange that Sxxxx and I didn’t wake up. We had a very active day before and just passed out. In the morning we found out about the attack. Several beach hotels were completely destroyed.
It’s good that those buildings were empty, no people were there. But it’s very sad to see how our beach business is being destroyed. So many people in our area made their living working in beach hotels and providing services for people who came to rest on the beach.
We are amazed by our Dr. Axxx who is so busy now serving in the military. She was able to start from the beginning the work of military medical unit in our town and is successfully supervising its work now and at the same time working as a doctor there.
She didn’t forget her regular patients she had while working in our Christian clinic, she finds time to answer their calls and helps them with advise and encouragement. Our elderly people in our church are so blessed to be cared by Dr. Axxx. We don’t see our dear doctor often , but we pray for her and her colleagues all the time, we also pray for Dr. Yxxxx and other surgeons who do surgeries in a very difficult conditions.
I want to share the post that was published by a combat medic. It helps to see what the doctors who work right on the battle fields feel:
“What does a combat medic feel?
Doubts – if we had been there sooner would he have had a chance? Did the tamponade work for sure, or should the tourniquet be left? Maybe it was worth changing the occlusion again?…
Guilt – he was hopeless, it would be better not to fuss, but just sit next to him and to say “it’s going to be okay, my friend”, can you imagine how lonely he was in the last minutes?
Helplessness – The most hated phrase is “it’s impossible to save everyone” because a combat medic does everything to save. Sometimes you are paralyzed by the feeling of helplessness when there is no truck available, no supplies that you need right now, no diesel fuel, no order from the commander, when it is impossible to remove the wounded commander through dense artillery fire and many other things…
Love – “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13
There is no greater love than to put bandages on your brother, than to carry a soldier on a stretcher under fire to a safe place, than to write him a message afterwards: “ Are you in hospital already? Are you OK?”
And also a combat medic feels fatigue, anger, fleeting joy, headache, fear, lack of fear, disgust, gratitude, a wish to laugh hysterically. And sometimes the combat medic feels nothing.
And then everything repeats itself.”
Let’s pray for all medical workers at war.