19 December 2007

Orifice Tombola - Part 3 of 2

Just thought I squeeze in an extra entry to round the whole hospital adventure up.

Today is the final day of my IV Drip course (I think) before I am due for another hearing test to see if my condition improves satisfactorily.

From the looks of things, I think I am doing fine although I would have wished for a speedier recovery. Still, I think at this point in time, it is perhaps wiser to let the body take over and heal itself on it own time.

The pressure on my right ear is finally letting up and judging from the thick opaque yellowish-green mucus that has been stuck in my inner ear since Sunday, coming out through the nose (yes. I can finally blow and clear my nose without the excruciating pain), I believe the exit points are now finally opened and body is starting its drainage process.

While I still can't hear properly, I believe it is merely a matter of time before I am back up to speed.

Coming back to the question on IV Drips. CowboyCaleb was asking about the logic behind the inefficiency  as a result of administering a drip, which can take up to an hour to complete instead of dropping the patient's pants and get it over and done with in a matter of seconds?

Initially, I was guessing the fatigue factor of the nurses to have to jab hundreds of patients each day which is not entirely untrue but I realised the real reason as I collected my IV medication from the dispensary was that to minimise the needle holes on the body.

I was prescribed a cocktail of 4 to 6 different medication each of the last 3 days. So imagine a syringe for each bottle, I would have 14 needle holes in me by now. So the logical thing, as I have come to realised is that it would be easier to inject the 6 medications into 1 bottle of IV (4 each for day 2 and 3) and then just a single needle into me to deliver it's chemical payload.

From 14 holes to a mere 3, I think I got a good deal out of it.

- Voxeros

1. Red Queen left...
Wednesday, 19 December 2007 8:53 am
Eh nice to know u are getting better.. But hor.. you ish sipei ksl lor soh leh.. can write 3 days worth of posting for 1 hospital visit.

2. Cowboy Caleb left...
Wednesday, 19 December 2007 9:19 am
Part 3 of 2.... classic hahaha
Hey I am flying off tomorrow morning. If you feeling ok enough to meet up at Geckos let me know. Otherwise stay at home and rest. We can have a drink in Singapore instead later this month.

3. Ed, Edd & Eddy left...
Wednesday, 19 December 2007 9:42 am
glad to hear you are getting better.
Ya, you champion. Go hospital also can write 3 days of posts!

4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 19 December 2007 12:33 pm :: 
Red Queen: Keep your knickers on, Missy. I got part 4 lining up.

CowboyCaleb: I think I will do that drink when I get back to Singapore.

Eddy: What can I say, this is like really quite major for me albeit outpatient-wise.

5. Everton left...
Tuesday, 25 December 2007 6:22 am
Get well soon, man.

6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 25 December 2007 10:33 am :: 
Everton: Thanks. I just finished the last of my microwave therapy this morning.

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