Thursday, October 7, 2010


Yesterday was a whirlwind.  I saw 50 Out Patient Department patients including 11 new admits.  We had so many kids with pneumonia that one of the women's wards was turned into a second Peds Ward.  

Today was nearly as busy and it was nice to have Joe here as he was able to take care of a lady with a thyroid nodule for me and then later a man with a surgical abdomen.  The 33 year old man has had increasing abdominal pain for 4 days.  To everyone's surprise he had a gangrenous gall bladder with about a gallon of pus in his abdomen.  

Hopefully his young age will help him pull through.

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