Monday, December 21, 2009
Theatre Christmas Party
We celebrated the OR staff today and the work that they do. Food was prepared for 80 people and thankfully there is a caterer so I only made the desserts and organized the party.
Before the party was about to start I went to check on a critical post-partum patient who I was trying to get a CT scan and referral to neurosurgery in Nairobi. My best potential diagnosis's were a ruptured aneurysm or stroke that led her to present with a GSC (coma scale) of 4. She had previously been admitted for eclampsia and aspiration pneumonia and had survived and gone home well. I can't even describe the sadness of seeing her return in such poor condition. Well, as I was checking on her, her BP began to drop quickly and I called for the crash cart and began CPR. Our resuscitation was not successful and so I had to tell her husband. The baby had died 3 weeks earlier and he collapsed in grief over his wife. Please pray for Michael; he has lost so much and yet somehow he was able to profess to me, "Thank you Daktari, we know God knows what He is doing."