Trapped in orientation for patient's newest home health agency. We will only be going through this agency for 5 hours of homemaker duties per week. Patient & I have both been with this agency in the past. I still have to do EIGHT HOURS of orientation that is in no way relevant to me & I keep having to correct them bc they don't know what Medicaid will or won't do.
Turns out she meant "OK. I got the suction machine & nebulizer."
My patient's mom doesn't really know how to text & I very often feel like I need decoder ring or maybe a Rosetta stone to decipher the word salad she sends me.
"K got sick Mac and Ben"
K as in OK? K as in the initial of someone's name? Who the hell are Mac and Ben?
And then I reply, "Huh?" and get no response. 🙄
My patient's pulmonologist is very concerned about some symptoms we've seen lately. It looks like her oral secretions are thickening despite meds & treatments. She can't swallow well enough or cough hard enough to clear the yuck & her chances of aspiration pneumonia are...it's bad. It's just bad. We've always known this would happen eventually, but still.
New straws on the camel's back: both my car & the husband's are doing things they should not be & both check engine lights are on. There is absolutely nothing I can do about it because there simply isn't any money.
And the husband's medical bills will be arriving any day now.
And I still haven't been able to pay the last round of his medical bills.
So it goes.
I've just watched a video in which a woman uses 4 different products AND a pricey styling tool to impart shine & volume to her hair. And if it makes her feel good, fair play to her.
But by the end, she just has...hair.
It just looks like hair.
SURELY after that much time, effort & money, you should get more than that. If I worked that much on it, I would expect my hair to do my taxes, or at least take all my calls.
The dog's tape muzzle is very soiled & changing it has to be done under sedation. I'm trying to figure out if the entire maxilla has to be taped to splint the fracture thereof or if we could tape the upper half & put a normal muzzle on over it, so that the bit most apt to get soiled can easily be changed without disturbing the fracture site.
In short: veterinary arts & crafts.
I dig: books, stand-up comedy, violin music, dogs (cats are judged on an individual basis), needlecraft, bed.
I don't dig: Republicans, proselytizing.
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