Friday, November 28, 2008

Shout Out!

Big shout out to Bramasole_iowa from a forum for saying he likes my blog.

I'm a tramp for praise, regardless of the terrible Catholic guilt I'm plagued with.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Britney, bitch

I just heard a bunch of Britney's new songs via You Tube. Shit's hot.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back to the Medicine

You would never be able to tell from the past few posts that this is suppose to be a medically themed blog.

Today I think I came to the realization that I can never go into pediatrics. A couple of weeks ago we had seen a 1 year old for a standard diaper rash. We recommended the appropriate barrier creams, and all was well.

Said child and parents came in today for a follow up visit, but there was a new problem. The child had evidently developed some "boils" that had developed maybe 4 days prior, but had gotten much larger overnight. I took a look and sure enough there were two very swollen lumps on this baby's inner thigh and butt.

The doctor came in and was surprised by the fact that the "boils" that the parents had described actually were in fact boils. The baby was only concerned with them when her diaper was being changed and otherwise was running around the examination room as happy as ever. He decided that he wouldn't I+D (incision + drainage) then since they didn't seem to be bothering her and antibiotics would have a good possibility of clearing it up on its own. We of course took a bacterial culture for good measure anyhow.

We were about the send them on their merry way when all of sudden the mother had a moment of clarity and innocently said, "You know, her father was hospitalized back in February for MRSA." **Screeching of tires**

Oh boy did that change everything. Sure the father had been symptom clear of a MRSA infection for a good 9 months, but you don't mess with that. An I+D was going to be done now to try to bring some relief and possibly get a better culture.

Let me tell you, telling parents that their infant has the potential of a MRSA infection was 100% harder than actually holding that screaming kid down while trying to do the I+D. They knew all too well what MRSA was and they were terrified. The look on their face almost broke my heart right there in the room. Granted, I know that a MRSA infection can be totally treated fully without any hospitalization, but I'd never seen it in such a young patient. Of course we don't know for sure if it is MRSA, but the antibiotics we gave her is going to kick the crap out of whatever that poor kid had.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Can someone please explain to me what the difference is between gay marriage and civil unions with all the perks? I hear about all these people that support civil unions but not gay marriage, and I just don't get it.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Womp Womp

Tonight didn't exactly go my way.

Presidential pick, lost.
House of Rep., lost.
Arizona Gay Rights, lost.
Florida Gay Rights, lost
Arkansas Gay Rights, lost.

Prop 8 results are coming in at a snail's pace. I can't take it anymore and will be retiring to bed, so to awake to it tomorrow morning.

I hope Obama is actually able to bring the two parties together to actually make some decisions, as opposed to this Congress we've had that has accomplished nothing the past few years.