I'm just getting ready to head to work in about 10 minutes. It is a beautiful day here in Florida - sunny, breezy, cool - just beautiful. I hope it's like this during the week so I can get some sun & maybe even a little yardwork done.
I worked last night - it wasn't bad. Only one episode of chest pain (not mine) that lasted approx 5 min. Her cardiac enzymes (2 sets) were both negative, so I don't believe it was heart related. I had another gentleman that came in because his left hand had been numb & he was having a hard time moving his fingers. While filling out the admitting assessment form, there is a question regarding "drug use" - as if anyone is actually going to tell me they do pot, cocaine, heroin, etc. They all say "No, never" or "many many years ago." I got the same response from this gentleman, but people - anytime you come in with stroke like symptoms, they are going to do a drug screen on you. I won't say what his results were, but he was lying to me <sigh>. By morning, he was able to move his hand/fingers & was feeling better. We'll see how he's doing when I return tonight. My other two patients were pretty manageable - another lady admitted with chest pain & a gentleman with a pneumothorax. Both rested quite well through the night. I'm hoping for another good night tonight.
On a good note, Dale Jr. finally placed in the top 10 in today's race in Texas. Go Dale, go Dale - win it next time! #8