Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hunting Accident

Roger is a 17 year male who came to the hospital yesterday morning after suffering a hunting accident.  He apparently tripped and fell unto the spear he was carrying. 

When I examined him he had a 3 inch gash in his left anterior chest wall and air was sucking through the wound.  I was able to put my finger between his ribs and feel his heart, not something I have routinely done in the past.  I placed a chest tube then sutured his wound closed. 

Today, he resting comfortably but his abdomen is distended.  I am concerned about his abdomen and hope things improve overnight.

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