Friday, December 4, 2009
Following the delivery of the twins I was called for a woman with "arrested labor." After assessing the patient and deciding the uterus had ruptured from an attempted home birth after previous C/S and three hours of pushing, we rushed the patient for emergency C/S. While preparing the patient we got the Hb results 3.3..... I briefly wondered if this surgery would kill the patient and we'd be unable to revive her. Upon opening the abdomen I found the baby wedged in between the bladder and an open uterus. Miraculously the baby was still alive, I quickly embarked on a hysterectomy as the woman received 2 units of uncross- matched blood. As I closed we began to see her vital signs stabilizing and as you can see, she is now doing well with her son.