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Old 02-17-2010, 02:17 PM   #173 (permalink)
Dean from Australia
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Looking after a 12 year old in ICU right now whose bowel was perforated in a botched colonoscopy and who has now developed collection of fluid along with peritonitis. The patient has two pigtail drains, a stoma that doesn't work and a breathing tube that she's fighting against.

The parents are shattered and angry (rightly so) and having to explain everything to them while they're in that state is virtually impossible.

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