Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm on the wards!

Clinical Pharmacology term is over, Infectious Diseases term has started, which means ... I'm back on the wards! And back amongst all the craziness that will appear if you just see enough humans in one day.

Standing at the nurses' station writing in patient notes yesterday, I observed a patient in a wheelchair zooming along at an alarming rate using just his one arm and one leg to propel himself.

After a few laps, as his anxious face started to become red and shiny with exertion, the nurses began to question him. As he flew past he explained breathlessly, "I've put on a kilo in one day! I have to get it off!"

And therein lies the danger of the Daily Weigh.


PTR said...

Fluid restriction and diuretics might just work too but why stop his fun?

Pink Stethoscopes said...

And explaining that everybody's weight fluctuates from day to day would be waaaay too much effort.