Monday, March 13, 2006

Nursing Home "Strokes"

Two nursing home calls today -- both came in as "strokes." One had a blood sugar of 60, they gave her glucagon and put her back in bed. They told us she's been drooling and had slurred speech. We only found out that she'd had a low blood sugar and had gotten glucagon when we read the paperwork out in the car. She seemed fine to us and had no neuro deficits. The other one was responsive to pain only. he had a fever and no neuro deficits.

I've got a low grade fever myself and my annual winter cough. I'm off for the next two days thankfully.