Friday, April 13, 2007

Welcome to the Zoo

Friday the 13th in the ER. The only thing better is a full moon. The psych beds are full, the natives are restless, and I swear to God, if one more person says, "I KNEW something bad was going to happen today!" I'll punch 'em. Guess what, lady? The fact that you aren't smart enough to give your kid some Tylenol or Motrin for their temp of 105 has a lot more to do with the seizure he had than the freakin' date does. Jeez! And take the snowsuit off him, for crying out loud! It's 50 degrees outside, not 50 below.

That's enough venom for my opening post. Don't worry. There's a lot more where that came from.

3 comments:

trenchy said...

sweeet... I love me some venom...

ERnursey said...

The thing that has always bugged me the most is when a mom comes in with hair-extensions, a cell phone in her designer bag and a pack of cigarettes in the pocket of her designer jeans and tells me she can't afford tylenol for her sick kid.

Clark Bartram said...

Actually it has been shown that the use of antipyretics does not impact the incidence of febrile seizures.

http://aapgrandrounds.aappublications.org/cgi/content/extract/10/4/42