Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Cleaned Out

First patient today was a woman who I've taken care of several times over the years. She has a history of seizures. She's had them ever since she was born. Her mother had gone to, in her words, "have her womb cleaned out," and the doctor somehow missed the fetus. The fetus was wacked in the head repeatedly with the vaccum, and surprise of surprises lived through the episode, and has seizures as a result. Talk about a survivor. Poor girl works for an insurance company and has for almost a decade, but gets no benefits because she is actually employed by a temp agency.

Last call was an asthmatic, who got two treatments and was still working a little hard.

Tomorrow I am in the city to precept another medic for a few days.