10+ Year Member
- Nov 3, 2008
- Medical Student
"He was dying" said Nott. "He had about two or three days to live."
The doctor realised the boy's best chance of survival was a forequarter amputation which requires the surgeon to remove the collar bone and shoulder blade. The only problem was that it was an operation Nott had never performed. But he remembered that one of his colleagues at home had carried out the procedure.
"I texted him and he texted back step-by-step instructions," he said.