Thursday, 27 February 2014

Keeping us humble

For the most part surgeries tend to go well and smoothly. Today, however two children "decided" to remind us that surgery always carries a risk. They were both children with defects in the roof of the mouth. The repairs went well, but at the end when all the bleeding is supposed to be stopped, it wasn't. In one case the child had not left the operating room, we just kept him asleep and found the bleeding source. In the other, the child was in recovery, so we had to put him back to sleep to take care of things.

When we returned for evening rounds everyone was doing well.

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