Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Christine and her daughter
Christine is a 52 year old lady admitted this week.  While we see many interesting cases her's is more unusual than most.  

4 months ago a banana tree fell and hit her in the head causing complete paralysis.  After spending 1 week in the hospital the family took her to a Traditional Doctor.  Over the last 4 months she slowly regained movement, first in the arms and then in the legs.  She began walking with assistance just a few days before coming in. 
She came to the hospital because of persistent shock like paraesthesias shooting from the base of her neck into her arms and legs.  Her x-rays suggest a fracture of T-1(just below the neck).   I have begun a seizure medication which will hopefully reduce her pains.

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