I was called to see a 4 day old late yesterday. The baby had been born at home and had not been sucking the prior 24 hours with fever. The baby did not look well and IV antibiotics were started for sepsis. I headed to maternity first thing this morning to check on the baby to find out he had died at 5 am. Life can be so fragile here and his family will be in our prayers and thoughts this weekend.
I also have a lady on the ward who has been in all week with belly pain in fever. With antibiotics she has been getting better and with less pain I can now feel a mass. We are suspicious about an abscess and the Surgeon, Dr Lazar, is now following her with me. I think she will need surgery despite her improvement.