Wednesday, July 10, 2013

**Viewer Discretion Advised** Post by Tom

It was about 11 PM last night when the compound gate rattled and we found a man holding a bloody rag around his right arm. We took him to the clinic and found a nasty laceration about 1 1/2" long x 3/4" wide. He could not move his small and ring fingers which indicated that a tendon was either completely or partially cut. He had also lost a lot of blood.

He told us that he had tried to calm a fight that broke out over a soccer game when one of the other parties hit him with a broken glass bottle.


This is the cut after a hour of cleaning


Steve, Simon, and Anita discussing the best treatment options for the patient.

Tom starting an IV. The patient had lost a lot of blood.
Anita cleaning and stitching

After 11 stitches, the wound looked quite nice!

Rest in the unrest 

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