Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Roger Update

Roger is the young man who impaled himself on his hunting spear and had the sucking chest wound over his heart.  The last 3 days he had increasing abdominal distention but denied pain and was quite upset that he was not being allowed to eat.  

Yesterday, he finally admitted to some abdominal pain.  Dr. Lazare took him to the theater last evening.  The spear had managed to enter his left chest, slide by his heart, pierce the diaphragm and then put a 1 inch hole in his stomach.  He is a very sick young man but will hopefully survive to hunt another  day.
Roger with distended belly in the operating room--spear wound upper dressing

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