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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, November 19, 2010

whats happening in the clinic, football, first freeze

whats happening in the clinic this week is a upper respiratory
infection that is causing the kids to cough and wheeze
some have fever and some dont
may of them have been wheezing and have had to use
inhalers or nebullizing treatments to control the cough and
adults are getting it also but not as much as the kids

have also seen a few cases of the flu this week
so get your flu shots its not too late

had one child that came in this week
she was sitting on the stretcher looking ill
did not seem to be having any trouble breathing
her blood pressure and temperature was normal
however when her oxygen level(oximeter reading) was checked
it was low-down to 86 (normal should be 98-100)
despite several nebulizing treatments and oxygen supplementation
she could not keep her oxygen level up above 90

she was transferred via ambulance  to the childrens hospital
for admission
the following day she had not improved any
this child had never had asthma or recurring respiratory
am concerned she might have some underlying problem
that we are not aware of

the razorback play mississippi state this weekend
hopefully mississippi state paid their players enough this
week so they could be competitive

longhorns play florida atlantic
if the horns loose to them i am not even going to read
the newspaper on sunday

the cowboys looked good against the giants
turns out jason garrett uses the jimmie johnson approach
to discipline     looks like that may help the cowboys
maybe they have found their coach
well see on sunday against the lions

we had the first real freeze of the year
covered my stuff with row cover
went ahead and picked most of my tomatoes, peppers,
and eggplants and covered the plants up
we are due to have a warm week next week
so maybe can get a little more growth from everything

now will wrap the tomatoes up with newspapers and
place them in a rack in a dark room      we will eat
them as they ripen

the organicgreen doctor

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