Cusco, Peru - Alice Truscott, pediatrician: Clinic went amazingly well yesterday. Not as many patients as expected, but I imagine as these things usually go, we will have multiple walk-ins as the days go on. Happy, healthy babies are always a joy, but it breaks your heart to have to turn away otherwise healthy children for anemia. Here in Cusco, the cutoff is 12 for the Hemoglobin given the elevation and chronic hypoxia. There's an interesting mix of indigenous and city folks. Today we put together all of our resources and ingenuity into creating the operating and PACU environment that would work for all in the basic area provided. The hospital has given us a most beautiful and inviting pediatric ward of eight beds in a sunny, clean room of our own. So far by 11AM things are looking good.