Throughout 38 years of living, being a single mother, working the same career for 17 years, and fighting breast cancer still has not strangled the liveliness from Daphne’s spirits. In the beginning, Daphne got pregnant with her first child at the age of 15. She and her son lived with her mother who offered little to no help with caring for her child. Daphne having received little assistance with raising her son, got her to her first job. Burger King, a minimum wage job, paid for daycare and everything her son needed.
Case Study 3: Beta-Adrenergic Antagonists Cathy Lopez is a 33-year-old Hispanic American who visits the local walk in clinic complaining that she had a severe headache, which was unilateral. She states I used to take something every day to prevent headaches, but I have not needed it lately. She states, “I just moved and started a new job. Can you prescribe me anything to prevent these headaches?” Ms. Lopez’s headaches in the past were treated with a prophylaxis, which indicate she has migraines. The treatment to prevent migraines is the use of beta-adrenergic antagonists.
Struggling with Dementia: A Puzzle Being Torn Apart I remember just ten years ago right before my husband’s grandmother was diagnosed Alzheimer (a form of dementia). She lived on her own at this point; while we visited she would always bake us fresh cookies while we watched westerns with her about once a week. You could just walk in her apartment in enter a time capsule these were some of the happiest memories of my life. Then as the days passed and weeks turned into months she started to forget little things here and there. She started to get frightened more often even for her, that was hard because she was living alone at that point this made us very worried about her.
Neurological Disorder Case Study - Meningitis The nurse is caring for a 21-year-old female college student who presents to the emergency department (ED) with complaints of “bad” headache pain, nausea, vomiting and neck tightening. She states, “My sinuses were bothering me last week, but I thought I was getting better until this morning.” No past surgical history noted, has recurrent sinus infections, and denies drug use, but is a social drinker on the weekends. Physical assessment findings are as follows: T – 100.8 F, P – 104, R – 24, B/P – 122/78 Alert and oriented X3 – person, place and time with periods of confusion and agitation over last 4 hours Lung sounds slightly diminished at the bases Mucous membranes dry and capillary refill <3 seconds Assessment of cranial nerve XI elicited severe pain response Pain to neck worsening and unequal pupillary responses are noted 4 hours after admission Lumbar puncture was prescribed and results are: Turbid appearance WBC - 560 cells/µL Glucose - 20 mg/dL Protein - 510 mg/dL Other diagnostic test results CT scan identified no obstruction to flow of CSF Define the key terms below: * Meningitis - see pgs. 1451 – 1455 in Lewis (8th edition) Critical Thinking Questions: 1. Define meningitis?
Gina knew that prenatal care should start before getting pregnant, but she did not know the medical system in the U.S.A. Therefore, she only went to see a doctor after eight weeks into her pregnancy. Gina visited her obstetrics and gynecology doctor once a month until the 8th month, around the 32nd week. After 32 weeks, the doctor asked her to visit every two weeks. She visited her doctor every week after the 36th week until the labor.
Miss Sasaki underwent months of surgery and rehabilitation for her left leg which to this day still gives her pain and won’t bend all the way at the knee. Dr. Sasaki, who treated Miss Sasaki, took about a year to gain some of the weight he lost back but still doesn’t have an appetite like he used to. He went from having four rice bowls at every meal to barely managing to eat two in a meal. As for Mrs. Nakamuru, she faced some health issues and for years went from job to job trying to get out of poverty and to provide for her
He has a 14-year-old autistic daughter. Lisa is the second candidate; she is 12-years-old and has had to suffer with health problems her entire life and has done nothing to bring these health problems onto herself; she was born that way. Her father is an oncologist at the hospital and has offered $2 million if she receives the transplant. She is a great candidate; but the heart transplant will only be effective until she is in her early-20s. Ozzy is
Leukemia Amee Conine COM/156 January 20, 2013 Dr. Lonelle Rathje Leukemia It had been a long year battling Breast Cancer, all the doctor appointments, chemotherapy and then the radiation therapy, Grannie was exhausted. She just wanted to sleep all day, she was worn out. The family was told that she would bounce back after a month or so, the radiation therapy would wear off, then she would be back to herself in no time, but that never happened. She had told us that she was going to the doctor that afternoon; he had called to ask her to come in. That is never a good thing.
Sahara Ethel English 1101 27 Jenuary 2013 “I m Your Teacher, Not your Internet Service Provider” After doing internet teaching for four years, Ellen Laird writes the article “I’m Your Teacher, Not Your Internet Service Provider”. After all these years of teaching, Laird could not wait to put an end to it. She tells us how her honeymoon for distance learning is over because of how she has to stay up late trying to post assignment especially those who don’t respect deadlines. She stays up late when her family sleeps just to make her online classes effective. She also explains to us how she response to emails and post assignments all alone during the night.
Mukherajee begins the narrative with a story about Carla Reed, a thirty-year old kindergarten teacher, who has been having medical problems. Mukherajee observes that she, "had bruises on her back...her gums had begun to turn white...[she] could barely walk up a flight of stairs...and is exhausted and unable to stand". Carla has been miss diagnosed on several occasions. This demonstrates how during this time, it was hard to determine whether it was actually cancer or something else going on in the body. Carla has visited the doctors twice since she has been getting these symptoms and each