This morning I assisted Dr. Faile in the c-section for the woman with the pregnancy in her umbilical hernia.
Several weeks ago I posted information about umbilical hernias and mentioned a very rare case we saw. A woman’s uterus had slipped into her umbilical hernia and she was 32 weeks pregnant. She was admitted to the hospital then and put on bed rest until a c-section could be done. I thought I would post […]
We see many skin infections here at BMC. Many have progressed to abscesses and boils. These are collections of pus that have been walled off or encapsulated. They are usually exquisitely tender due to the pressure. The treatment for such is to lance it open – incision and drainage (I&D). Sometimes, there are loculated pockets […]
While William has been gone, I have been dependent on phone messages that get passed on to me, letting me know that William is doing well. The first message I got was from the Ozments. Dr. Faile came up to me in the wards during rounds. He told me that William had left Tamale for […]
I took the afternoon off yesterday and went hiking with Elizabeth Faile and William. I got my hands on the camera for the first time in a long while and took some photos. William told me this shot was worthy to be “photo of the day.” In it you can see the haze and red […]
Most surgical procedures at the BMC are done under either spinal anesthesia or with the use of ketamine (a dissociative anesthetic which blocks the connection between one’s consciousness and the pain). Rarely is a patient put under general anesthesia. Giving a patient spinal anesthesia is the same basic process as doing a lumbar puncture (aka […]