I enter the patient’s bedroom after a brief chat with the daughter who is sitting outside. “Mom had diarrhea … she’s also got dementia … ” ================================================ “Who are you?” “Hello, Auntie .. I’m doctor .. I came to check on you … …” “Go away. There’s nothing wrong with me. I don’t want to … Continue reading Luckily she’s got dementia
Previously I posted about a patient who had symptoms of giddiness and vertigo, but turned out to have a heart attack instead. This time, I saw a patient with 3 episodes of giddiness over one week. He also experienced cold sweat during these episodes. Additionally, he felt physically tired – so much so that he … Continue reading Not Vertigo (again)
Three patients in a row today with low blood pressure. .. … I’m not sure what their outcomes might be.. But we can only do so much. Outcomes can’t be controlled.
Accepting that there are very different choices which can be made, not necessarily a right or wrong choice is good enough. Just choices, and supporting the patient and family – whatever the choice.