For Pterygium surgeries (eye surgeries), they use a tiny instrument called a diamond burr. Although this instrument is no bigger than a pen cap, it is worth around $800 and is very treasured in the OR since we don’t have that many of them. Well, two days ago, one went missing! My workmate Geoff said that he remembered seeing it on the table right before his shift ended…and Allison and I almost strangled him because we were told to keep a hand on the diamond burr at all times, and now it was missing.
I swept the entire room and was on my hands and knees looking under every table in the room. But I came up empty. Allison, Glenice (the eye surgery team leader), and myself all prayed that the diamond burr would show up. But, the entire afternoon went by and we were still empty handed.
That night, the last surgery got out at 7:30…which led me to work until 11:15 that night. It was a long night. BUT, with ten minutes left till I got to get some shut eye, I simply looked down & saw it. The long lost diamond burr was just sitting on the ground! “Thank you Lord” were the first words to come out of my mouth. Immediately, I picked it up and called Allison with the good news. Glenice came up to me the next morning and gave me a huge hug.
Phew. What a day. And again, I’m learning that prayer really is a powerful tool.