Milly and her very dangerous stomach ache
Milly was rushed in for emergency exploratory surgery. In surgery we were very amazed to see something we have never seen before - a small band of tissue in Milly's bowel had created a ring like structure through which her entire small intestine had passed. Once reaching the ceacum (an outpouching at the start of the large intestine) a blockage was produced. The biggest problem for Milly was that this was now cutting off the blood supply to the small intestine and if it had been left for even a few hours more, the tissue of her intestine would have started to die producing fatal consequences. Once the band of tissue was cut, blood started to return to Milly's bowel and within a few minutes she was looking much healthier. After a careful examination of the rest of her belly, we closed Milly's surgery site with stitches. Everyone will be pleased to know that within a few days Milly was eating well and back to normal self.