Monday, October 12, 2009

Funniest ER check out yet.

When we need to admit a patient, the ER doctor will call us and give us a brief run down of who it is, and why they need to be admitted. Sometimes, they have their own very distinctive way of describing patients...

What I heard earlier today: [imagine this in a fairly thick southern accent]
I've got Ms. P. down here and she lives off the two-carbon fragment. Well, she's withdrawing now and they found her on her porch this mornin', shakin' and bakin'. She also has a seizure disorder. She's also so shaky right now she could thread a sewing machine with the needle running.

[Translation: Ms. P drinks a lot of alcohol (the chemical structure of alcohol has two carbon atoms in it) and had a withdrawal seizure. She is still very tremulous from her withdrawal.]

Alrighty then...

1 comment:

Mark and Beth said...

i guess she needed your healin' touch...