Monday, July 24, 2006

No Bone Scans Today

Three calls. All old patients, a tough old man with chest pain and two old women who were drama queens. One complained of weakness and did a phony vertigo slow motion spin with knees buckling, all while maintaining her balance when we tried to do orthostatics. The other lady grimaced in pain when we said we were going to move her even though we hadn't moved her. She had fallen three days before and still had hip pain. The portable x-ray at the nursing home was negative, so the doctor wanted a bone scan, so they called 911 and sent us to the farthest hospital, which told us they didn't do bone scans.

Back for more tomorrow.