Saturday, December 18, 2010
I familiar with A, B, O and even the rh blood types, but Frank's blood is in a league all by itself. It seems to only come from foleys, ng tubes, et tubes or chest tubes late at night. Its volume can not be quantified, it can not be typed, it can only be reported. It is always bright red but turns immediately brownish black whenever a MD inspects it. It will always saturate a dressing which can never be located to see just how much it was. The untrained often think it is Gross's bleeding which is quite hard to miss.