Friday, June 20, 2008

Hiccups during surgery

Yesterday was my surgical day. My last case of the day, a cataract patient, got the hiccups during the surgery. Under the operating microscope, it was like a series of earthquakes. It made for an interesting few minutes until the anesthesiologist could give him enough sedation to put the hiccups to sleep. The patient looked great this morning, except that the hiccups woke up after the surgery and are still there.

1 comment:

Ian Furst http://www.waittimes.blogspot.com said...

I see it all the time -- we looked it up. It's from pushing the midazolam too fast. Once the block is in have them reverse the versed and they should go away. Unless they don't use it in which case I have no idea. Ian