A young woman Nadya (27) tells me she thinks there is a needle in her leg. Yesterday she lost a needle at home and today she had some pain in her leg so that must be the lost needle.
I examined her but found nothing. I saw no skin lesion. So I asked to do an X-ray.
They came from Port de Paix and went back there to do a X-ray. Later that day they came back. Yep X-ray showed us a needle. Deep.
Those who are used to remove needles from bodies know it can be a tremendous long job to finally find the needle. Really like looking in a haystack for such a thing.
I talked to the family and explained them about the anesthesia (spinal) and the patience needed to look and find the needle.
Daughter Nana (11) assisted me (it was after clinic hours).
We said a prayer when we started and..... got the needle in 5 seconds.
Nadya cries, her mother cries, her sister cries. I was suprised.
Na het maken van een röntgen foto in de stad blijkt er inderdaad een naald in haar bovenbeen te zitten.
Binnen 5 seconden vonden we de naald. Dat was nog nooit eerder gebeurd.
Nadya huilt, moeder huilt. Ik was verrast.