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Young boy with tb abdomen

Posted by: Philip Alex | Posted on: May 8th, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 11 year old boy was brought to us after having being run from pillar to post for the past year. He has been consistently unwell, with abdominal pain. We thought he had tb abdomen, and confirmed this with a diagnostic laparoscopy eight days ago, when we obtained a peritoneal biopsy. He was started on anti tb medicines while we waited for the report for confirmation.

He returned to us  yesterday with abdominal pain and distension and was admitted with intestinal obstruction. While in hospital he perforated. He was taken up for a laparotomy yesterday when four entero enteral fistulae were found (communications between the bowel which had happened a while ago). One of these had perforated. He underwent a resection and ileostomies. (The diseased part of the bowel was removed).

He is now on the ventilator, on inotropes (to support his blood pressure), and is fighting for his life. Please do pray. He still has a long way to go.

We are very grateful to God for Dr. Kaaren, visiting anesthetist who just happened to be here and helped get him off the operating table alive. Also for the many donors who have given us the equipment to handle emergencies of this critical nature… blood gas machine, ventilator, syringe pumps, etc.

We ask now for your prayers for him.

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