I had already been to three or four doctors’ appointments since I started feeling this way but the doctors kept saying there was nothing wrong, so we made another appointment and try again.
“It was a rollercoaster,” Drew, who had been experiencing symptoms like stomach illness for almost 3 years, said. “I still look back on that time and remember that gut feeling that my heart sank. I still barely believe it.”
We were doing all of our tasks perfectly fine now. But, it was time for another family meeting……. we were going to move in two weeks. Disbelief at first, then sadness, then anger, then sadness again.
Health Visitors/GPs: Health professionals may be involved in order to examine children to determine whether any injuries which may have been sustained are accidental. They will also always be alert during the course of their practice to any injuries which they may suspect are signs of child abuse and inform other agencies as appropriate.
I woke up in my comfortable bed and walked downstairs. I walked to the door that leads outside and opened it. I could smell the fresh air of the country. It has been a week since I moved from New York. I use to live in a crowded suburb in New York City where I couldn’t smell the fresh air. Now that I moved to South Carolina with my wife and two children, I think my life is taking a turn for the better. I live right on the coast, so I also get an excellent view of the ocean from my porch. I continued to breath the fresh air for a while longer. After about five minutes of standing there, I went inside and closed the door. The rest of my family was still upstairs sleeping. I went to the kitchen and started to cook breakfast. The smell of freshly
My second clinic rotation is internal medicine and I’ve had many encounters, both with patients and colleagues, which have made me pause and reflect. One of those encounters, in particular, will still be on my mind long after I finish typing this reflective journal. The patient at the center of it all is a lady I’ll refer to from here on as “Mrs. Flowers.” Mrs. Flowers is an 81 year old female with dementia and diabetes. She arrived on our unit with a diabetic foot infection that had progressed from a simple toe ulcer to wet gangrene. Over the last 2-3 months, gangrenous changes encompassed the distal half of her left foot. During pre-rounds, our medical team unanimously agreed that we would contact surgery for a consult. At time, it was obvious
I thought today would be just another normal day in chilled Maryland, but oh could I have been more wrong. The day started out just like every other. My little eleven-year-old heart was full of jubilance. I was having an admirable day with all my friends, and I had no worries. None of my siblings knew that an event that night at dinner was about to change our lives for better or for worse. My family and I sat down at aged table and we could all feel the tension that surrounded the air. “We have something to tell you guys, and we don’t want you to get upset” declared my mother. This statement made me nervous. Anytime some says not to get upset, you know something has happened that is going to change your entire live. “We are moving
When I arrived DD was in a meeting with her behavioral specialist. I was informed that DD informed staff and her behavioral specialist that I allow DD to carry her own money. I do not allow DD to carry her own money nor did DD carry her money while at Denny's. DD's behavioral specialist was at the house and conducted a meeting. DD has been well behaved. DD completed her dishes before we visited wintergreen. DD was well behaved at wintergreen and politely asked to leave. DD has been well behaved and cooked dinner around 5PM. DD cooked spaghetti and sauce. DD took her daily medication and went to sleep. DD is currently
During my time shadowing physicians, I have realized that physicians need to be expert listeners in order to effectively assess a patient and fully understand their problems. I observed that the more a physician actively listens to their patients, patients trust their physician and can openly express any further troubles. My upbringing has given me the ability to be an effective listener. Raised in a quasi-conservative Indian household, I learned to carefully listen to everything my elders have to say. As a physician, I will take advantage of this skill to be an active listener for my patients and be able to better implement the appropriate treatment plans.
A medical consultation is a consultation, which takes place between a patient and a physician. It is important because it is the main opportunity for the doctor to explore the patient’s problems and concerns. However, respect and kindness between the physician and patient should be in consultation.
This past Thursday was the first OB clinical day and I was assigned the post partum unit. I was paired with Nurse Donna, who was full of information. Originally we had three couplets, with one baby in the nursrey. As the day went on and families were discharged, all our patients had gone home so we gained three other patients from two other nurses so they could go home for the day. I was able to give two moms their TDAP (tetanus, diptheria, and pertusis) vaccines and learned a new trick when it comes to giving intramuscular shots. Donna told me to have the patient hang her arm down by her side and wiggle her fingers. This not only had the patient concentrating on something other than the shot they were about to get, but it helped activate the
The owner of the house, Violet, was such a sweet, nice, caring, and God-filled elderly woman who would join us during our discussion. An example of how God worked in her life, before my group was assigned to her house, she prayed constantly for God to provide her with the repairs and fixes she needed. Soon enough, my group came along and God provided her for what she needed on her old home. At the end of that amazing week, I saw God in a new way. I saw that God is always there for you and will always provide. In the past, my faith has been plateaued, staying stagnate, and just melancholy. Now, my faith and relationship with God has been closer and I have been faithful to Him and because he hasn't given up on me, I won't give up on Him. What this experience reveals about me is that no matter what I go through in life, whether it is bullying, negative emotions, bad times, etc. I know God is there for me and He hasn't changed how He feels and cares for me. This also reveals my loyalty to not only my friends, family, and acquaintances, but also my loyalty to God and Him
When you don’t feel well, you go to the doctors, and at the doctors, they tell you what's wrong. But what if they can't? For over three years, doctors haven't been able to find what my mysterious condition was.
Dear Joe Bloggs, I am dearly sorry to tell you that you may have a severe problem with your health. We won't know for sure until we run a few tests first. We will start off by asking you a few questions to see how you are doing and what has been happening. Afterwards, we will run the first series of tests; These will be mental and physical tests to see how everything is working. Those tests are primarily to backup the information we have already have. If we believe something is wrong, we will have you take a genetic test. This is to see if you actually have a defective gene or if something just isn't working right. Once we find out those results we will immediately call you to see what the possible solutions