As the army clears large areas of the old city, we are seeing more and more civilians with dehydration, malnutrition, and various infections. Our pediatrician, Michael Falk, stayed up all night with a 5 yr old with pneumonia, dehydration, and possible sepsis. We have been on lock down several times over the last 48 hrs following reports of isis fighters outside the old city. There have been several bombings in previously cleared areas. We are surrounded by the Iraqi special forces whenever this happens with humvees on both ends of our street and spotters on the roof so I feel our situation is secure.
-NYCM PA/Paramedic Eric Holden