From Warren Ellis – ‘ So how dead does this place get on a Sunday night?’
today (looks at his watch) yesterday was pretty much dead person day.
Two corpses, two nearly dead, and one about to die.
All in one shift.
I think my favourite was an elderly gentleman in a nursing home, who had real trouble with his breathing. I asked the nurses there to sit him forward, so I could listen to his chest with my stethescope, and they replied, “How?”, and, “I don’t understand”.
I think I got a bit ‘shouty’ with them after that.
I’ll gloss over the way they opened the door for me, but then let me find the patient all on my own…
Posting will possibly be a bit light over the next few days, as Jeannie is coming over to stay from Seattle, so most of my time will be spent showing her around London. I’m looking forward to it.
Then there will be drinks, feel free to turn up and say hello to a genuine American.