Prohibited from eating and drinking for at least eight hours prior to surgery, patients must find creative ways to spend time. Here, while waiting for his turn in OR1, four-year-old Mario Soc Concoba colors in a coloring book as his mother, Tomasa, looks on.
The family would produce other bright colors, as well. On Thursday morning, with Mario dressed in green pants and a Mario Brothers T-shirt, Tomasa gave a multicolored table cover to Dr. Syboney Zapata in gratitude for performing Mario’s bilateral myringotomy and tube placement.
Photo by Dr. Syboney Zapata