Fillers A memorable patient

A regular pain

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:540
  1. Colm Lanigan, consultant anaesthetista
  1. University Hospital Lewisham, London

    Ice cream and apple juice. They should not make a healthy 7 year old cry, should they? But she screamed. She had had an adenotonsillectomy that morning under the care of a senior colleague. Pethidine 25 mg had been given over 90 minutes ago. She screamed swallowing the “prn” paracetamol (500 mg dissolved in apple …

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