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Feb. 28th, 2013 | 06:53 pm

It's been awhile since my last post, so things are okay. That's usually what that means.

So, I had a patient earlier this month scheduled for scaling/root planing. He was kind of a weird guy. He has super good insurance, because he's "separated" from a woman, who is also a patient of ours...kind of a flaky one, always pulling no call no shows, but anyway. He was pretty sensitive to probing when I did my charting, so I had my boss numb him. My boss never gives patient palatal injections which is annoying to me, but those injections are rather uncomfortable, so I used cetacaine, a topical sorta thing a drug rep gave us.
Well, the patient has been in the hospital ever since. He had some sort of allergic reaction OR SOMETHING to the anesthesia, or whatever I gave him, and his kidneys were failing. He was in the ICU for several days. I don't know the specifics because someone called the office and spoke to Diana, and maybe my boss...but not me. This patient has a heart murmur that he had his physician fax a paper over saying he was okay for treatment without premed. My boss is ridiculous with these things, but I have a feeling it may work in his favor in this case. I honestly don't think we could've known about any sort of allergic reaction he would have, if that's even the cause! Like I said, this guy is weird. He was kinda smelly and there was something off about him...very nice guy! I feel so awful he's ill, especially because his gums were a mess and I wanted to help him. ugh, I hope this works out...

Mary Ann is still a mess, but my boss is tolerating it for whatever reason, so I'm trying to be a nice person.
Giving up alcohol for Lent didn't work out. I probably have alcoholic tendencies, but at least I'm functioning. It's probably an issue, but I don't want to dwell on it.
I think about Kim a lot. Many months have gone by, so it's easy to forget that she's gone, to people who weren't close to her, but I think about her constantly. Some chick came out with a memoir about her fucked up mom and it's just the thing we would talk about, but she's gone, and it just breaks my heart.
Our Valentines/birthday/anniversary week went well. Dominic got me a couple autographed Ray Bradbury books, and a new vacuum cleaner (that I wanted really badly!) I got him a digital audio recorder. He worked some overtime at a different firehouse the other night, and asked me to bring him a sleeping bag since he forgot to pick up the bedding from his regular house, and he mentioned in passing that he could go for a couple slices from pizza sola. I didn't think I would stop there 'cause it was slightly out of the way, but I did and he appreciated it. As I would, because I LOVE their pizza. We eat there a couple times/month! I love pizza, it's not a good thing.
Denise, I think I'm going to officially sign up for that 5k...are you seriously into it? I started jogging again and my shins haven't freaked out yet.

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