….or about 3 weeks into my month. With no fun weekend as its cause, and none in the foreseeable future.

….or about 3 weeks into my month. With no fun weekend as its cause, and none in the foreseeable future.

(Source: askdaddywho, via tastefullyoffensive)

randomandsillythoughts:

lickystickypickyshe:

A girl who was suffering from agonising stomach pains in hospital was discovered to be riddled with tape worms, after her mother had made her eat them to lose weight before a beauty pageant.
At first, nurses thought the teenage girl could be pregnant when she was admitted to an emergency room in Florida, USA, with severe stomach pain, but an ultrasound showed that she was not.
Nurses did find that her intestines were swollen however, and after taking a trip to the toilet, they discovered the real source of her pain.
“It was a toilet bowl full of tapeworms,” Maricar Cabral-Osorio, a nurse who had attended the girl, told the TV programmeUntold Stories of the E.R.
“It was so gross, she had pooped all these tapeworms. There were a couple that were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl,” she said.
The story came to light when the show aired on Discovery’s ‘Fit & Health’ channel, reported United Press International.
It emerged on the show that the mother had bought tapeworm eggs and in Mexico and forced her daughter to take them in order to lose weight ahead of a beauty pageant.
“We were wondering, how did she get those tapeworms? And then you saw the mom turn white,” Cabral-Osorio added.
“The mom was apologizing to the girl. It’s like, ‘I’m so sorry. You know, I did it just to make you a little skinnier. You needed some help before we went on the pageant’,” she added.
It is not known whether the mother faced criminal charges as a result of her actions or not.

Holy fuck call child and family services. How screwed up is this.

Getting an order to apply leeches to a wound (http://www.rnceus.com/mag/lchtherpro.html) is one thing, but fighting back tapeworms from crawling out of the toilet….whoa!

randomandsillythoughts:

lickystickypickyshe:

A girl who was suffering from agonising stomach pains in hospital was discovered to be riddled with tape worms, after her mother had made her eat them to lose weight before a beauty pageant.

At first, nurses thought the teenage girl could be pregnant when she was admitted to an emergency room in Florida, USA, with severe stomach pain, but an ultrasound showed that she was not.

Nurses did find that her intestines were swollen however, and after taking a trip to the toilet, they discovered the real source of her pain.

“It was a toilet bowl full of tapeworms,” Maricar Cabral-Osorio, a nurse who had attended the girl, told the TV programmeUntold Stories of the E.R.

“It was so gross, she had pooped all these tapeworms. There were a couple that were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl,” she said.

The story came to light when the show aired on Discovery’s ‘Fit & Health’ channel, reported United Press International.

It emerged on the show that the mother had bought tapeworm eggs and in Mexico and forced her daughter to take them in order to lose weight ahead of a beauty pageant.

“We were wondering, how did she get those tapeworms? And then you saw the mom turn white,” Cabral-Osorio added.

“The mom was apologizing to the girl. It’s like, ‘I’m so sorry. You know, I did it just to make you a little skinnier. You needed some help before we went on the pageant’,” she added.

It is not known whether the mother faced criminal charges as a result of her actions or not.

Holy fuck call child and family services. How screwed up is this.

Getting an order to apply leeches to a wound (http://www.rnceus.com/mag/lchtherpro.html) is one thing, but fighting back tapeworms from crawling out of the toilet….whoa!

(Source: independent.co.uk)

Canadian WWI nurses

It’s difficult to imagine, yet easy enough to lose track of the passage of time since the onset of WWI. 100 years ago, this year.

I’m not aware of the same amount of coverage in the U.S., but my husband who is from Canada, has been following the coverage from the U.K. and Canada.

The above photo is of a group of nurses in Service Dress. (http://camc.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/ww1-canadian-nursing-sister-uniform-part-1-service-dress/)

Cardiac rhythms demonstrated in dance, to an 80’s beat.

The Onion: a source of parody and humor involving the human situation.

But in this post they just described a basic workday for a nurse, except for the idea that nurses have time to step out to get something to eat.

Ever really wonder about your client/patient with the chronic condition, re: their compliance?
(From: http://diabeteshealth.com/cartoons/general/36.html)

Ever really wonder about your client/patient with the chronic condition, re: their compliance?

(From: http://diabeteshealth.com/cartoons/general/36.html)

Hiding in the med room to calm down during a really rough day:

nursingstudent911:

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Any spot away from the madness; mine is ‘clean core’, where you can always appear (if found before you’re ready to be found), to be getting supplies or linen for a patient’s care.

(Shhhhhhh; secret enclosed.)

(via thibaultmel)

I find it challenging to keep up with the changes that occur with this aspect of health insurance. The latest is a challenge to the subsidies offered if you’re eligible.

The thrust of it is that the law requires subsidies to states that are running their own Exchanges. If this suit succeeds in the Court of Appeals, 36 states (which are being administered by the Federal government) would no longer be able to issue subsidies.

boluscoffeestat:

regionstraumapro:

It’s one of those time honored treatments that most hospital-based providers are familiar with. The banana bag, reserved for intoxicated patients presenting to the ED or admitted to the hospital. They’ve been around so long, we just take them for granted. But like most things that have become…

Aha! That would explain why most of the drunks I see in the ED don’t have banana bags going, yet most of the people on the liver floor do. Interesting stuff!

(via houseblew)

mothersuperiorjoe:

chandra75:

portablewhiskers:

no-drama-obama:

This is, in fact, the most important post on the internet.

Every male should be required to read this.

Every person on earth should read this. 

please dont say “ew thats gross why do girls bitch about their period” and scroll past because its really the most frustrating thing.

I don’t know when I’d use this story in practice, but it’s just so damned accurate, it had to be shared.

(Source: tom-sits-like-a-whore, via randomandsillythoughts)