He said that the day of his heart attack he knew something was wrong with him and went to the doctor to get some medication. He thought he would be okay the next day but when he went to a doctor the next morning after trying to sleep the feeling off, the doctor told him he was suffering a massive heart
In the article Schouten states “You tell the nurse that your son must be seen by a doctor immediately – it’s an emergency! – As his condition is worsening by the minute. The nurse tells you, stone-faced, to go and sit in the waiting room to wait for a triage nurse. Having no choice, you do what you are told and join twenty or so
I could see the catheter bag hanging from the bed which was filling up with blood instead of urine. I thought I was going to bleed to death as I can not accept blood transfusions, due to my religious beliefs. After a week in the hospital, the fluid in the catheter bag started gradually turning yellow. On day seven, the doctor came to my room and gave me the best news that I have heard in a long time. He said “Kerry you can go home but will need to follow-up with your doctor”.
Pt: 44 y/o WM CC: Pt was short of breathe and gets tired quickly. Rapid heart rate and feels a little weak. HPI: Patient presents with mental status changes and was found to be in atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate. He was on medication but has not been taken them for over a year because he thought he was all better. Patient is visiting aunt and was brought into the ER and was mini-altered.
The patient knew this colleague worked at the hospital. Over the next six weeks, the patient noticed an increase in cancelations of appointments with his patients. The dentist called a few of his long term patients and they explained that though the sympathized with him, they no longer feel safe in his care. Within two months after, the dentist’s practice virtually collapsed. The colleague, who the dentist knew, signed an affidavit stating that the nurse’s aide in the radiology holding area called him the day of the biopsy and informed him of the dentist’s HIV status.
She was in the hospital, lying in bed but still so full of hope, faith and life. My brother, mom, cousin, aunt and I had gone to spend the day with her at the hospital and she said something that I will never forget. I knew that she was very sick and that there was no cure to what she had been diagnosed with but she still had faith like I could never imagine. Even though I knew and I’m pretty sure she also knew she still looked at me and said “When I get out of here and all these cords are off of me, I want you to come down here to Lexington and spend the day with me, we will go out to eat, to your favorite restaurant, like always, Golden Corral and eat some lunch and then go see a movie, I should be out of here soon so be ready” After hearing her say this, a few tears built up in my eyes but I knew I was stronger than that so I didn’t let them go I just looked back at her and said “Ok.” Before her stay at the hospital I remember her best as a vivacious, strong willed active woman. She got up every morning before work and walked 3 miles just because the doctor said it would be good for her.
REFLECTION: Communication with Dementia Patient During my rotation in Care of Elderly on Sarratt Ward, WGH, we once had a patient with severe dementia. She came in with a chest infection and had been unwell for two weeks and therefore not mobilized during that period of time. Previously she was walking with supervision of one. She was living in a residential home and for her to be able to go back there she was expected to be able to walk again with minimum assistance of one. The nursing staff reported that her chest infection had resolved and she was now more alert.
For months now, Paul has only known war and conflict, and a sudden change in that lifestyle can be unbearable. Additionally, when he finds out that his mother is dying of cancer, Paul feels sorry for
Thank God- that I have been able to succeed in most of my goals. Despite the things that I went through in life, I thank Adversity for being in my life because it has made me prepare for future challenges. Also, it has helped me to recognize the importance in gaining my education to better my life and that of my daughter. I believe that though I am now a single mother, having my education will open doors for me and make me a good role model for my