Saving People’s Lives
This patient is a 32-year-old young man with a wife and two children who presented in shock with Typhoid intestinal perforation.
Referral was not feasible as he was likely going to die en route, so he was taken to the theater and underwent exploratory laparotomy with a slim chance of survival owing to an delay in his presentation.
Intra-operatively, the last segment of his small intestines had multiple perforations and were therefore resected but it was not possible to reconnect it because the intestines were friable, so he had a single barrel colostomy(ileostomy) where he will be passing feces temporarily until the bowels are strong enough to be re-connected. In the meantime, he has recovered and has been discharged after spending 40 days on admission.
This, I consider, to be the miracle of the year 2022 for the hospital.
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