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Obstetrics in Bo
Obstetrics in Bo
17 years old
A little over week ago we admitted a 17 year old who had been having severe abdominal pain and high fevers for over two weeks.
21 Jan 2014 / 6 minute read
Just another night
I remember my busiest weekend in private practice. It started on a Friday at noon and stretched on until early Monday morning.
09 Dec 2013 / 11 minute read
A night to remember
The first ambulance came into the parking lot and the evening began. My first patient was covered in sweat, only semi-coherent, and in obvious distress.
31 Oct 2013 / 8 minute read
The day started off busy and stayed that way. My first patient was a 22-year-old woman who had had four pregnancies, delivered three babies and all had died before the age of two.
10 Oct 2013 / 8 minute read
When it rains
I heard a joke that made me laugh:
23 Sep 2013 / 7 minute read
Today is another national holiday. We didn’t know about it until yesterday.
12 Sep 2013 / 4 minute read
Never say "It sure is quiet"
The first part of my day on call yesterday was mind-numbingly dull. There are quite a few patients in the hospital right now so it took some time to make morning rounds.
02 Sep 2013 / 7 minute read
The only American I've met so far informed me today today that he has found a store that sells peanut butter!
29 Aug 2013 / 5 minute read
Baptized by fire
Today while making morning rounds I stepped on a rooster's foot. That NEVER happened back home!
27 Aug 2013 / 5 minute read
Bo day 2
Two complaints - people over here write dates differently. So February 12, 2013 is 12/2/13 instead of 2/12/13.
23 Aug 2013 / 3 minute read
I think I made some comment yesterday about how air-conditioning isn't really all that necessary.
16 Aug 2013 / 3 minute read
Last day in Freetown
It is HOT! The generator quit working last night about 1am and I woke up drenched in sweat.
08 Aug 2013 / 4 minute read