Wednesday, June 08, 2005

On Call

On call yesterday in Operating Theatre.. As usual, my calls are most of the time quite "busy"... Start the day with obstructed inguinal hernia followed by few other cases... Got a chubby one year old Indian boy allerged fall at home with laceration wounds on the tongue. The baby boy was very chubby and indeed have a hard time struggling to try to set branula for iv access...

Had 3 laparatomies yesterday ... First laparatomy - Intestinal Obstruction secondary to recurrent Ca Colon. Second laparatomy, a young 20+ chap with perforated gastric ulcer and third laparatomy, another 20+ young chap with stab wound injuries to the abdomen - complicated wtih small bowel perforation and epigastric artery tear.. Bleed quite a lot intra op but manage to stabilise his hemodynamic status after resuscitation with fluid & blood products. (This guy came into the hospital with part of the small bowel loops protruding & hanging outside the abdomen). Thought can rest after that, but had another MVA case with open fracture of lower limbs with ribs fracture.

One good thing at least there's no craniotomy yesterday... I still remember those days, whereby I had 3 craniotomies & evacuation of hematoma in a day :P till we ran out of ICU beds as well as ventilators...

5 comments:

cooknengr said...

what's up doc, would be nice to show pictures of your patients sound so interesting or I am a "sick" guy ? Just kidding, I don't want my blogging Dr to take digital picture when he performs colonoscopy either...."this is the cookengr's intestine...oooh, he had Ikan panggang...curry fish head... :)

Chen said...

cooknengr,
hahaha... cannot show pict of patients here lah..

John Guinness said...

Why not?

LT said...

That's a heavy call day! :) Luckily we dun have nuerosurgical here... (all neuro cases send to u guys ma!) Hehee...

Chen said...

LT,

really have to thank u guys for sending all those cases to us :D aiyoh... *headache*