The boy required the amputation of his forearm. The surgeon, a former doctor for Tony Blair was faced with conducting a surgery where he had to amputate near the shoulder and collar bone. A procedure he had not performed before, with only one pint of blood available and limited available supplies.
His colleague, vacationing in the Azores, replied with text messages detailing the procedure, with a "Easy! Good luck" closing boost between friends
Nott successfuly performed the surgery, and the boy is recovering. Dr. Nott told the U.K.'s Mail Online, "God works in mysterious ways, and this time he was working via text message."
I wonder how many "textonyms"--meaning replacement words used while texting, linguistically called paragrams, but commonly known as textonyms, adaptonyms or cellodromes -- were used in the SMS exchange between the two docs, especially given the complexity of such a procedure?
Reminds me of a medical story, I covered a year ago here, "Birth by Mobile Light" on how a surgeon delivered a baby by the light of a handfull of mobiles.
Just two stories behind the expected 3 TRILLION SMS to be sent this year....