Baby with fatal snakebite saved by doctors

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Baby with fatal snakebite saved by doctors

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:47 am

On 1 November 2017, an old lady took her grandson to the Seng Ranong Provincial Hospital with a potentially fatal snakebite on his arm. The grandmother is looking after the child while the parents are away working, and she is very poor. However, the doctors and the medical team at the hospital worked hard to save the child's life and they succeeded. The medical costs were paid by a local charity, with much tearful thanks from the old lady.
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Re: Baby with fatal snakebite saved by doctors

Post by Cruisemonkey » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:34 am

Wow! I was eating when I opened the 'spoiler'. Good for the docs.
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Re: Baby with fatal snakebite saved by doctors

Post by Fourkinnel » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:55 am

Wow.! Any info on how long it took before the arm looked this way? Did they save the arm?
Good news that a life was saved!
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Re: Baby with fatal snakebite saved by doctors

Post by vladimir » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:16 am

Maybe cobra bite, they come into houses looking for rats etc, end up under the blanket with so many sleeping on the floor and bite the baby.

Arm can end up like that in a day or so, less if ignorant people try to use home-remedies/traditional cures

Necrosis can take years to heal
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Re: Baby with fatal snakebite saved by doctors

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:54 pm

if it was fatal,the baby would not have survived, thats what fatal means
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Re: Baby with fatal snakebite saved by doctors

Post by Ronny » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:32 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:47 am
On 1 November 2017, an old lady took her grandson to the Seng Ranong Provincial Hospital with a potentially fatal snakebite on his arm. The grandmother is looking after the child while the parents are away working, and she is very poor. However, the doctors and the medical team at the hospital worked hard to save the child's life and they succeeded. The medical costs were paid by a local charity, with much tearful thanks from the old lady.
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What? The witch doctor's spell didn't help?
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Re: Baby with fatal snakebite saved by doctors

Post by Ronny » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:39 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:54 pm
if it was fatal,the baby would not have survived, thats what fatal means
Great observation, Richard. You're greatly valued... :clap:
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