|Occupation:||Medical / Veterinary|
|Service Attendance:||More than once a week|
|Race/lineage:||White / Caucasian|
|Location:||United States, California|
|Height:||6' 1" (185 cm)|
|Vision:||No assisted eyewear|
|Hair Color:||Brown Grey|
|Facial Hair:||Beard - short|
|Clothing Pref.:||Business - Casual|
|Books:||Dandelion wine, anything Stephen King, Number of the beast-Robert Heinlein, |
|Authors:||Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Hawkings,|
|Music Genres:||Blues, Rock, Country Western, Jazz|
|Bands/Artists:||B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick jr, John Coltrane, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Dianna Krall|
|Albums/CDs:||Running on Empty, |
|Movies:||The AFrican Queen, The Thing(1982), Bad Day at Black Rock, Bladerunner, A Boy & Hs Dog, |
|Actors:||Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, Kathryn Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Harrison Ford, Sean Connery|
|Food:||Anything I can cook!|
Corrections and Emergency|
I'm new to corrections by 6 months. Love the job, but didn't see the poop on my shoe until last week. The setting is County jail, one nurse-me. 37 YO male is booked on Friday night with BAC 0.39. No one calls me cause he's no trouble, sleeps the whole weekend until 0300am Monday. He starts withdrawals. Hallucinations... according to the officers who call me at 0520 a.m. I'm already on my way at that point. When I get there, he's diaphoretic, trembling, severe difficulty walking and talking, yet he tells me.... I know there's no blue letters in here but it's hard not to flinch when it looks...
Oh my nail !
Yesterday a girl came if because the ACRYLIC nail had cracked. It was just starting to get into her real nail, no pain. Next thing you know they will be coming in for pedicures!!!
And, where I used to work we had a female take an ambulance to the emergency room for belly pain. The examination was done - finding was negative, she suddenly felt better, stated she was hungry, was fed and several hours later walked a short distance to the cinema in time for the movie to start. That's what you can do if you don't have cab fare for both ways I guess.
All wrapped up !
This is not emergent but what the heck, here goes.....There was a young girl (maybe 12 or 13) who kept visiting the nurses office every morning. She was always nauseaus.
Well, the nurse finally asked her if she ever had sex. She then asked her when her last period was etc. Finally, in confirming her pregnancy, the girl's shocked reply was "I can't possibly be pregnant, we used saran wrap!"
The nurse wanted to know whose idea was it to use saran wrap. She said her boyfriend (also maybe 13 or 14) told her it was safe.
The classics we get are the males (I can't call them men) between 20 and 40 who come in with: vomited x 1 - 8 hrs ago, nausea (as they sit there with their coke and chips), rash, and various aches and pains. The one thing they all have in common is that they are single, have recently moved here to work or go to school and Mommy is back home in what ever town they came from. It's also very hard to "encourage" these guys to go to a clinic instead, they would rather sit in the ER waiting room for 8 hrs with lots of complaints of course. Rain at night brings the regulars that normally sleep in...