Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cause of Death

While waiting around at Gogarty Ward for the next tutorial , Robert told me that the lady that I saw few days before was dying .. She has Cancer of Head of Pancreas (diagnosed in July 06) , which obstructing her common bile duct.. According to her history , she went through quite alot last year , from being severely jaundice to ERCP-induced perforation of retropharyngeal pouch to ARF .. u name it..

When I took the history , she was very pleasant and she was not in pain or anything . In fact , she thought that she should not be in the hospital . It was only when her nurse and daughter-in-law thought that she looked jaundice , they decided to take her to the hospital . That nite i read in the book , 95% of this kind of cancer would die within a year . I thought she was doing well...

I presented the history to her doctor and she said that they were not doing anything on her at the moment because they wanted to wait till the intrahepatic duct are dilated so that they could do PTC (Percutaneous Transheatic Cholangiogram) to relieve the jaundice . I didnt see her after that and i think many student went to see her afterwards .

Finally on that day , i saw her daughter-in-law outside of the room with a guy which maybe the son and they looked quite sad. The curtains were pulled out around her bed and everything was just so quiet in the room...

Later in the afternoon , I walked pass the ward and saw the bed was gone ...

4 comments:

nyanya said...

eeii mati eh?? sian...

I remember one episode of Scrub when Dr. Cox's patient died, and Dr. Cox got so depressed.
Then, JD came to his house and said something like this: "Eventhough you have become a doctor for 20 years, but when things like this happened, you still take it so hard. That makes me thinking, I want to be like you"
Gitu gitu la.. I might be rephrasing. kekekeke

sekian

lizasahidun said...

salam.
sep 11,2002... di hospital tawakal kl, my late father di beritahu oleh doktornya dia ada ketumbuhan di dalam perut. dr kata ada 6- setahun masa yang ada.kami bawah arwah ke hukm petang tu juga.after a month di hukm, arwah my father di bedah, and somehow dr kata tak boleh buang kanser tu coz ia attached to satu urat yang utama.... or gitu lah kot....

jan 11 2003, arwah my father menghembus kan nafar terakhir.... according to the dr arwah mengidap kanser pankreas...


bila baca cerite you..... emmmm terkenang semula segala peristiwa dari menghantar arwah untuk check up,mendaftar masuk ke wad,menunggu di wad, menjaga semasa sakit di rumah, menemankan arwak semasa kimoterapi sehingga ke saat menghembuskan nafas terakhir....

creativeslave85 said...

ish ni bunyi macam scene daripada citer scrubs jek nih.. huhu

Doc of Hazard said...

nyanya - i remember that episode.. and i'll always remember it!!!

lizasahidun - thanx for sharing your story..you did the right thing.. May he rests in peace..

capis - thats why i said scrubs is the closest to the reality in the hospital ;)