Thursday, May 2, 2013

You can thank Fizzy for this

So her post today brought back memories from med school:

Rectal gangrene. A patient had been discharged from the hospital about 2 weeks early after having an AP resection. He had gone home and sat in chair, pretty much without moving. Why would he need to - he had a foley and colostomy. Came back in with gangrene of the buttocks.

I was good and was able to assist my resident in the debridings. I also was able to (barely) help with the frequent dressing changes in his room. I honestly think I honored that rotation because of this.



Grumpy, M.D. said...

I'm going to read this post every time I feel like having a between-meal snack.

ER's Mom said...

Always glad to help.

Fizzy said...

You're welcome!!!!