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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Friday, October 22, 2010

whats happening in clinic, c25k niece, c2rc6days

remember once in a previous practice my regular nurse was
out for illness
had a new sub in nurse      had not worked with her before
usually nervous about that
with the regular nurse dont have to think or tell nurse what
to do and dont have to know where things are at  and
things just run smoother when  busy

this day the new nurse was checking in new patient
was doing my coffee and paper work
she came out of the room and said
think you need to look at this kid
shes having trouble breathing
(felt better about working with this nurse after this)

walked in the room where a 2 year old girl was sitting
in dads lap
she sounded like a freight train with her breathing
her oxygen level was low-called an oxygen saturation-at
86% (normal for her was 98-100%)

this always makes the heart(the doctors) beat faster
warned dad that may have to call ambulance
to take her to the hospital
that did not go over well
started crying and calling his wife

told him she probably had bronchiolitis-a viral infection
commonly caused by rsv virus
started a nebulizer treatment on her to try to open up
her airways so she could breath

while getting the nebulizer treatment
spent time with dad drawing diagrams on the
exam table paper explaining what bronchiolitis was
how it was treated and how long the symptoms would last

after the treatment her saturation came up to 91%
-a level that could keep her out of the ambulance and
emergency room
he the dad began to feel better about his daughter after the
explanation of her illness and her improving condition
the child was breathing slower and had began to play some
with a play toy we keep in the room

later gave her another treatment and she was even better
kept her there for 2 hours observation
at discharge her saturation was closer to normal at 95-96%
she was down on floor playing with toys
she was sent home with every 4 hour treatments
with followup office visit in the morning
she did well by 72 hours-still  was on treatments
but was up and playing
dad was much better also

saved them a $4000 dollar ambulance ride and probably $5000
emergency room visit by being able to treat and clear her up
in the office
a healthy child is priceless

well she is about 1 week away
until the 5k race
keep up the prep
good luck next saturday

c2rc6days stands for chair to root canal in 6 days
had one before know what to expect
just have to wait too long to get er done
could do it now without anesthesia and woudnt care

results of poor dental care as a child, not following the advise
of dentist to get wisdom teeth removed several years ago
resulted in a broken tooth that resulted in a crown which
resulted in an inflammed nerve which resulted in the need for a root canal

had to have wisdom teeth removed before could get the
crown done to fix the broken tooth which caused .......

having wisdom tooth removed as you get older is no fun
oral surgeon said something about a hammer and chisel

was told shouldnt have much pain afterwards
but then why did he give me a prescription for
thirty high dose vicodin
to use after the wisdom teeth were removed

he lied about the pain  and now know why he gave me
that many pain pills

the organicgreen doctor

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