Friday, January 7, 2011

Bedside manner

The man walks in, Stethoscope around his neck. Looks at the patient in a coma, glanced at me (didn't know me from Eve), listened to her heart, checked her bed sores.   
She hasn't eaten in days. She makes a noise when then turn her, now every hour, complaining about the insult added to injury.

The precious nurses came in. The head nurse, teaching the student nurses, explained the CADD pump, ensuring the patient was getting the right dosage.

Her skin is breaking down, there is a lack of bodily function: no urine output, and he said something to the effect, she just won't die!

I was shocked.

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