The life of 39-year-old Jadarbek could have ended at any moment, if not the doctors of the clinical hospital of the presidential administration.
The disease ended him, exhausted him, from impotence he could not even open his eyes. From the former young man remained skin and bones: he weighed less than 45 kg.
A young farmer from Kazarman was taken to the capital by a local hospital doctor because the patient’s condition was alarming. Jadarbek was hospitalized in one of Bishkek centers with bleeding in the stomach. Doctors also made another, perhaps, more terrible diagnosis – cirrhosis of the liver. They treated the liver, stopped the bleeding and were discharged after two weeks.
But the young man felt worse and worse. The relatives were also informed to contact the surgeons of the clinical hospital of the presidential administration.
Honestly, with a diagnosis like cirrhosis of the liver, the patient was doomed. Only a transplant could save him. After examining him, we had doubts about the diagnosis. “From the catheter we put in his stomach, a white fluid that had accumulated there was leaving,” explained surgeon Talgat Abdykadyrov. – With cirrhosis, it has a bright yellow color. And that worried us.
A few days later, according to him, pus passed through the catheter. And the surgeons suggested that the patient had pancreatitis.
At the consultation, the doctors decided to monitor the patient’s condition for several days. But it began to deteriorate rapidly. Jaidarbek could not eat due to vomiting, food did not pass. Within a few days he lost even more pounds. And it was no longer possible to delay the operation. The man was rushed to the operating room.
“Our hypothesis that the patient had pancreatitis was confirmed, but there was no cirrhosis,” said Rasul Sultangaziyev, one of the country’s top surgeons and director of the presidential administration’s clinical hospital. Against the background of pancreatitis, the patient also developed enzymatic peritonitis.
The situation was dire for both the patient himself and the surgeons. For most patients it results in death. Not many are lucky, but those who are in the surgeries of real aces-surgeons, working in the multidisciplinary clinic headed by Sultangaziyev. Jadarbek was lucky: he ended up at the operating table with them. And for eight hours the surgeons fought for his life.
In the patient’s abdominal cavity, due to peritonitis, the unthinkable, in a word, catastrophe was happening. Both the small and large intestines were in adhesions and tightly glued together so that it was impossible to determine the boundary.
– When we separated the adhesions in the area of the head of the pancreas, we found that the small intestine is adjacent to it. “It was very difficult to separate them without damaging one or the other organ,” admitted Rasul Abalievich.
They successfully passed this stage of the most complicated operation. And we decided to drill the small intestine at this point and take out a part to create decompression without destroying the other parts.
“If we had not taken out the intestines, we would not have got rid of them, then it would have swelled like a ball and burst in many places,” explained Rasul Sultangaziyev. Multiple intestinal fistulas then formed. And it was possible to turn off the feature. Further struggle for the patient’s life would not make sense.
In order not to operate on Jaidarbek again, the surgeons risked connecting the small intestine to each other. That is, the stools could come out naturally and through a colostomy (the part of the small intestine that came out). When the intestines began to function properly, the surgeons closed the colostomy without reopening the abdominal cavity.
As for the second danger that threatened Dzhaidarbek’s life – pancreatitis, Rasul Sultangaziev, Talgat Abdykadyrov and the head of the surgical department Azat Togochuev successfully operated on the pancreas. “Pancreatic” problems are still considered extremely complex even in world medicine.
It is said that the Lord God placed the pancreas so deep that the surgeons did not touch it. But the doctors of this hospital, nevertheless, perform the most complex surgeries and with good results. It seems that God has blessed them. The correct use of new rescue technologies in this hospital gives unprecedented results.
– It is a qualification not only of surgeons. “Our clinic is multidisciplinary and they work hand in hand with high-level doctors in other specialties,” said Rasul Abalievich, speaking of his team.
… A specialist patient at this hospital – Jaidarbek, as he told me, still can not believe he is still alive. According to him, he had the strength, the desire to work. He makes plans to expand his agricultural business. And about ten times, probably, he reminded me to thank the doctors in the newspaper on his behalf.
– I will not hide, we were afraid that we might lose the patient. But he was not lost, he was saved. And happy for him. Of course, he can no longer be a 100% healthy person. Doctors are not gods. “But they are believed to be the first after the Almighty,” said Rasul Sultangaziyev with a smile. – Do you know the difference between a surgeon and God? God does not believe he is a surgeon. Surgeons, on the other hand, choose the lesser of two evils to save a human life at any cost.