Excellent thought the Microbiologist; they’re being proactive about a serious problem.
“If she’s not allergic to anything then IV Benzylpeniciilin and Clindamycin. Have you looked for retained products and done a DNC?” asked the Microbiologist.
“She’s really unwell, we don’t really want to take her to theatre. We might damage the uterus” replied the Registrar.
“She’s unlikely to improve if you don’t,” said the Microbiologist sympathetically. “You need to remove as much infected material as you can. I know it sounds brutal but it’s really important”.
“Okay,” said the Registrar sounding doubtful, “my Consultant is with the patient at the moment so I’ll go and tell them what you have advised. Thanks for your help.”
The Microbiologist put down the phone and put down his pen. Time to visit the obstetric ward and see what is going on…