Bedridden: where danger lurks beneath the blanket!


Bedridden: where danger lurks beneath the blanket! ( Haiku)

man in blue shirt holding woman in blue dress
Bedridden (Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com)

Clots in brain removed,

blood in condom drainage seen.

Head bandage intact.

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Two nurses sponged him.

Doctors checked his head dressings.

He’s neatly tucked in.

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But right leg swollen!

Three times the size of left leg!

Who noticed his legs?

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There are many complications of immobility. The case above was noticed ten day after brain surgery. It is called deep vein thrombosis ( DVT).

DVT can also happen when sitting for a long time, such as, driving or flying.

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3 Comments

  1. Christy B says:

    Thank you for sharing this medical insight! Wishing you a healthy, safe holiday season x

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  2. Amazing what healthcare workers do to ensure the safety and well being of their patients!

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    1. There is also a need for senior clinicians to supervise younger inexperienced healthcare staff to recognize these signs. Thanks for your comment! 🙏🙏🙏

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