The patient, when not unconscious, was hardly able to give an account of herself, so a prescription was a leap in the dark, rather than a differentiation of remedies. There I stood, to stand or fall, and there wavered homoeopathy, to win or lose, depending upon the choice of remedy a pregnant moment, indeed.
I found the patient in considerable distress both from the paralyzed bladder and completely inactive rectum, and from a highly nervous state, because of the drugs that had been administered, and from the frequent passing of the catheter. There were no other local conditions and there had been no complications to account for the disfunctioning bladder.
The patient, a young married woman, the mother of two children, had now a third well on the way. This pregnancy was deemed inadvisable and the obstetrician, for tenable reasons, felt justified in inducing abortion. The operation was performed at one of our private hospitals. Severe haemorrhage followed. Further operating was resorted to and other means were employed to check the loss of blood, but nothing had stopped it and the patients life was ebbing.
The patient was seized with a profuse nosebleed, which, with occasional remission, kept on for hours and was becoming alarming. Several remedies were given on scanty indications and other measures were employed to stop the bleeding, but to no purpose. Finally the surgeons help was sought and the posterior nares thoroughly plugged. While this checked the profuse flow, a steady trickle continued for several days.