Monday, February 16, 2009
Humdinger of a Hemorrhage
I had a heck of a postpartum hemorrhage today. This patient came in and had a great natural labor and birth (ok,well I had a body dystocia that lasted almost two minutes) followed by a waterfall after the spontaneous, intact placenta. I threw everything at her including the dreaded hemabate (the nurse was thanking me for ordering lomotil as well). A resident popped in at this point to offer help. I'm looking at him and thinking "well, jump right in". He asked me if I had given cytotec. Um, yeah, about four drugs ago! Anyway, she's ok two liters less but ok!