During my short vacation, it was quite a blessing to have Dr. Nandamani and Dr. Ango to be with us.
And I believe that it was a big relief for quite a few of our patients, especially to 2 young men who came with acute abdomen.
The first one was VK, a 16 year old who came in with acute abdominal pain and distension. Of course, it was intestinal obstruction.
On opening the abdomen, this is what we found . . .
In addition, there was an area of constriction caused by tuberculosis which caused the obstruction.
Then, there was one more young man who is still recuperating from the surgery for a duodenal perforation.
After quite a long time, we had quite a large renal stone (staghorn calculus) removed.
It does not need much research to conclude that a surgeon is a very much essential component in the scheme of things in a mission hospital. I wish we had a surgeon who was always around. Our surgical load is immense. Dr. Nandamani did about 70 surgeries in a space of around 2 weeks.
Dr. Nandamani coming on a bimonthly basis is a major relief for us. We praise and thank the Lord for his bigheartedness.
Could I request prayers for a regular surgeon to be at NJH?
|VK just before discharge . . .|