Orthopedic Surgeon With Ebola Estimates Own Blood Loss at 5 RBCs

SIERRA LEONE - Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Stan Bostek is in critical condition after contracting the deadly Ebola virus while providing mission work in West Africa.

Dr. Bostek was traveling with Doctors Against Hammertoes, an international organization of orthopedic surgeons who risk their lives to travel the world tax free and provide life saving hammertoe surgery for local residents.

I can confirm I have Ebola, but I'm not worried," said Dr Bostek, a Harvard graduate.

Dr. Hans Fenceworth, an internist hired by the team of surgeons to provide accurate documentation, disagreed.  "I think the only reason Stan isn't worried is because I said I was.  Surgeons instinctively must disagree with the internist or they will lose status within their clan."

Dr. Fenceworth, who finished first in his medical school class, performed a history and physical examination on Dr. Bostek and concluded that massive internal hemorrhage, bleeding from every orifice and rapidly deteriorating vital signs were all obviously present.

Instead of heeding the advice of Dr. Fenceworth and agreeing to urgent transport back to the United States, Dr Bostek decided to wait it out.

"I did my own H&P and found nothing seriously wrong, except for my 'heart issues', which I clearly documented.  By my own estimation, I have only lost five red blood  cells due to bleeding.  And honestly, I think that was dilutional."

"Orthopedic Surgeon operates on Ebola patient. Estimates blood loss at only 5 RBCs."

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