Monday, February 27, 2006

Really busy days Feb 27/28


It's been two hectic, but really fulfilling days. I have been on just a few hour of sleep, but the joy of being back at work negates anything else! I'm getting used to the 'hey you?' look that people give - and the surprise that I'm working through radiation. The last two doses of radiation have been peaceful and I'm yet to feel the ill effects. It's just a bit of fatigue at night - that's about it.
Today a patient of our started bleeding in the ward at about 6 in the morning, I had pulled myself out of bed at 5.30 am to make sure I knew enough about the patients before rounds. It was a tense few moments, before this mans bleeding came under control - He had major pancreatic surgery (actually multiple surgeries) and was slowly recovering from the onslaught. The incredible thing was the process of how our chief came in at 7 for rounds and spent a good hour and a half, settling the bleed and sorting him out. But after that, he took time to clean the man with soap and water - because it was many days since he had been cleaned - he cleaned off all the adhesive stuck to his body and then ensured that the mans back was rubbed with oil to prevent bed sores. He then went on to scrub the wall suction bottle with soap, because the contents needed to be re-fed to the patient, a job any attender or even a nurse would have arranged for in their time. He led by example and the compassion with which it was done was just incredible! I am still recovering from the effort that he spent on that one man - at the expense of holding up the team for rounds. I think its these kind of people that make surgical training or any training in CMC so special.
Tomorrow Anne joins her MD, Obs & Gyne course. She will be bust too. The great thing is her first months posting is not too stressing. She will be in charge of the sterilization surgery. I hope Koby keeps still while she's operating and doesn't try to help out. After all he does have surgeon genes! he! he!
I did an appendicectomy today after a gap of over 4 months. God has really been good, the numbness in my fingers has not made operating difficult. Chief has put me on 3 cases on tomorrow’s list and I've been asked to scrub in on Friday for the Liver transplant - live donor. Great privilege. The case will go on an entire day though and starts at 4 am on Friday! Yipes! But I can't wait!

10 comments:

pr!tz said...

I Love You.

I thought I will go through the entire blog before I write a 'sensible' comment, but it is toooooooo late in the night, and I dint want to leave this webspace without saying something to you and Anne (and Koby too).

"I Love You" seemed the best thing to say!

pr!tz said...

I Love You.

I thought I will go through the entire blog before I write a 'sensible' comment, but it is toooooooo late in the night, and I dint want to leave this webspace without saying something to you and Anne (and Koby too).

"I Love You" seemed the best thing to say!

geetha said...

You can do it. And we are right behind you.

BEst wishes!

Anonymous said...

In our weakness, His strength is made perfect! And how we see God's power, presence and strength in your life .... it is all too amazing, but not surprising!

S

Benji said...

Hey dude.
Welcome back to real PG life. Continue to find new strength in Him and keep us updated if possible! A busy PG may not have time to keep the blog updated, but you seem to be doing well!
Benji

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blogs for the past few days- I have gone thru all your previous postings too.I wanted to let you know that Anne and you and your family is now in my prayers always.You are a winner all the way...

Anonymous said...

God bless...

Bijesh said...

Hey tarun,

Came here via lee's link to your blog and haven't done anything other than reading your blog the whole day. Seems to me after reading your posts that you are an out and out foodie :). Take care of yourself . Will be back . My prayers are with you.

Cheers
Bijesh

james said...

Hi Tarun,
You have a great "chief". The patient would have felt that he is in God's hands!!! Imagine how greaaaaatest our "Master" is ... keeping you so healthy and cheerful --- strengthening you to do an appendicectomy ... and preparing you to do a Liver transplant ... from a live donor!!!!

That is why Moses said (Deut.33:26-27) "There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, 'Destroy him!'

With prayers

Michael said...

Hi Tarun,

I have been going through your blog for nearly 5 hours now. You write beautifully.

I loved that piece about Koby trying to help out annie in surgery... Be carefull.. That guy is going to beat you one dya in surgery... seems like he can't wait to get out to start doing surgery on his own...

Annie, You and the littlle brat is my thoughts and prayers.. Keep up the good work man...

Love..

Michael