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A friend was once given a biopsy by a sleep-deprived junior doctor.
They needed a sample of his colon, so inserted the long bendy jaws-on-the-end thingy, located the suspect area and... he shot through the ceiling. Doctor had forgotten to administer any anaesthetic.

What was your ouchiest moment?

(, Thu 29 Jul 2010, 17:29)
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Following Discussion of Tonsils...
Below should be a video taken of Boy2 when he had tonsilitis. As you may notice he appears to be having a slight difficulty with his breathing...


Now you may be asking "Where is the pain in this?" to tell the truth I am not sure as when he woke up (just before the paramedics arrived in their large white taxi) he was as smiley and happy as could be. Within a few hours though we were presented with several medics discussing resucitation options in case of difficulty in the forthcoming operation.
(, Wed 4 Aug 2010, 12:49, 4 replies)
That must have been hard to watch. Take it he is ok now?
(, Wed 4 Aug 2010, 13:17, closed)

This was taken about 4 years ago. He's ok now (well as OK as he gets :-)). The next big thing to look forward to is when he has both hips broken and reset or the balls of his femurs cut off...
(, Wed 4 Aug 2010, 14:00, closed)
...I'm glad he's okay. He's displaying paradoxical breathing. His chest is moving in on inspiration and out on expiration - the reverse of what is normal. Pretty rare and sometimes seen in kids with severe respiratory distress. Hope you wouldn't mind me showing this at work to the student paramedics? It's an incredible example of paradoxical breathing.
(, Wed 4 Aug 2010, 15:23, closed)
No problems
whatsoever with showing this to anyone really. The cause of it was acute tonsilitis causing the tonsils to swell so much they were meeting in the middle coupled with low muscle tone leading to obstructive sleep apnoea. It did lead to an interesting discussion between the medics and the surgery team - the medics wanted an operation ASAP but the surgeons did not want operate until he was breathing better - fortunately the medics won otherwise I fear we would still be waiting :-)
(, Wed 4 Aug 2010, 17:47, closed)

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