The fragility of human existence is brought home to us every day as medical students. But today it has hit a lot closer to my heart.
Rhys got a needlestick injury at work today. While it is usually documented as an occupational hazard for healthcare professionals like us, now that it has happened to one of us – ‘occupational hazard’ seems like a mockery of the dead weight that has fallen on us ever since it happened this morning.
Worse news – The patient was suffering from AIDS which increases the risk for Rhys a lot.
Thankfully we could start the drugs within a couple of hours of exposure. And that is the only good thing in this bleak scenario. Rhys must take them for like 4 weeks and he has been put on the high risk regime. The side effects are already beginning to show. And he must continue to work – he has two 24 hr duties coming up next week.
Please pray for us… for him …….
Pray that we have some good news to post here 6 months from now…..
If ever we needed your prayers this is it !!!