Wednesday, March 5, 2008

It's Just One Crazy Week. . Is It Over Yet?

After spending pretty much every day since Sunday in the hospital ICU waiting room, I realized tonight that I didn't know what day it was. I also didn't know any of the latest news. I haven't accomplished much at home, nor have I cooked a meal. WOW! Where have I been?

I have been with my sister and family as we wait and watch and pray for her son Colton (15 years old). He is very sick with Pneumonia, Sepsis and ARDS. He is in an extremely fragile state and so our life is pretty much on hold so that we can be near him as he fights for his life. Every prayer we can get in his behalf will help!

In the meantime, enjoy some funny hospital humor courtesy of Keeping Apace.


SAY WHAT?Actual notes from Hospital charts

*The patient refused autopsy.
*The patient has no previous history of suicides.
*Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.
*She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.
*Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.
*On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.
*The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.
*The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.
*Discharge status: Alive but without my permission.
*Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year-old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

*Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.
*She is numb from her toes down.
*While in ER, she was examined, x-rated and sent home.
*The skin was moist and dry.
*Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.
*Patient was alert and unresponsive.
*She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.
*I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.
*Skin: somewhat pale but present.
*Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.


kathi d said...

Saying a prayer for Colton here.

PJ said...

My prayers are with you guys.

Nancy Face said...

I feel so bad for Colton and his family. I hope things have improved by now.

Nancy Face said...

I feel guilty for laughing at the hospital humor stuff!