Got crushed today. Everyone in the world and their non-diagnoses dropped in for a visit. No time to eat, no time to drink, no time to pee. Instead of dictating the mound of charts I accumulated over the course of the shift, I’m writing about that little ear thing. Wasn’t even my patient, but I was enlisted to throw down with a feisty little 3 year old who somehow got something stuck in her ear.
Between the intractable squirming and the embedded object, it was a tough catch, but I was confident. “Oh come on, Deb. Just squirt it out. It’s easy.”
Famous last words.
“Gimme the irrigation!”
“Gimme more irrigation!”
“Gimme the suction!”
“Q-tip, I need a Q-tip! Her hands are coming up, her hands are coming up! Keep them away! I almost had it!”
With suction in one hand, alligator forceps in the other, a spot light on my forehead, and a nurse and another doc holding the kid down, I finally was able to get a little purchase. And then thhhhwaat! I pulled out that little plastic thing in the photo. Free stickers to anyone who can identify this object.
Check out the new look of the Alchemist website. There is a new section for special offers. The socks are live too. Thanks to Dave for actually purchasing the socks. What a guy. The new offers are as follows:
Buy two Bike Share shirts and get a third FREE.
IMBA members receive a FREE pair of socks with $40 purchase. Enter “IMBA2010” in the comments section of check-out to take advantage of the offer.
Time to dictate.