Team Haem saves Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ – Part 1

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the lab

not an analyser was stirring, ten winks I did grab.


When then from my call phone there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bench to see what was matter!


An elderly gentleman with a swollen red leg

complained of some chest pain, my help he did beg.


He looked out of puff with a large round belly

that shook when he coughed like a bowl full of jelly.


โ€œHelp me! Oh help me! For oft I have flew,

Long haul and cramped, my leg it did grew.


Out on manoeuvres preparing for flight,

Exercising reindeer for an important night.โ€


โ€œQuickly!โ€ I shouted, โ€œlet there be no delay!โ€

This man needs an urgent CTPA.


A clot we did find, in a segmental artery,

Dear readers, what shall our therapyโ€™s start be?


TeamHaem apologises unreservedly to Clement Clarke Moore!

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