Adrenaline rush on the Comfort
The doctors, nurses and other medical staff on the Comfort are still feeling the initial adrenaline rush of helping the Haitians. They're enduring 16-hour days, and yet asking for even more patients. Meanwhile, the crew keeps growing, as new staffers come onboard this morning.
There is no shortage of injuries to treat. One Haitian man, a school bus driver, was pumping gas when the earthquake hit -- rupturing the gas pump and leaving him with horrendous burns. Yet when he reached the Comfort, this guy seemed like one of the happiest people on the ship. I don't think I've ever seen anyone so happy to be sitting in an emergency room. Here's audio from an interview Thursday morning for The Sun.