(This is an excerpt from my new book, “Heart, Guts & Steel: The Making of an Indian Surgeon“)
The bleeding slowed down.
“It’s better now, Ramesh. But I can’t hold on for long. Let me know when he’s stable and I’ll clamp the artery.”
“Hold on a minute,” said the anaesthesiologist. “I’ll rush in some more blood.” A moment later, he reported. “Pulse is stronger. Pressure’s coming up slowly.”
And then, “Whenever you’re ready.”