Thursday, July 9, 2009
This July until next June 2010 I am keeping track of every surgery I perform and patient I deliver. It's not that I want to keep a record, although I think looking back I will see God's hand in the healing of many people, but rather, I'm required too. In order to take the OB/GYN oral boards I must keep track. After 1 week, I'm finding just how challenging this will be. First, records are hard to track down. Second, I don't round on all 100+ patients I'm responsible for every day. Last, there are some things I'd rather not keep a record of. For example, in one week there was a uterus that ruptured, a patient that coded, an eclamptic patient who's baby died during delivery, an newly diagnosed HIV + patient with a rash that I can't figure out and therefore can't really treat, and a C/S last night that hemorrhaged from where the intern had performed the tubal. Nevertheless, the list is getting made and shaped by the patients brought to me at Kijabe. And although, it may not be the list I want, it is the one God ordained.