Tag Archives: Triage

Family secrets — 091310

My baby sister’s been here and back (to Maryland) twice in the past month.  My baby brother stayed here the whole month before heading home (to Germany) yesterday.  We are nothing if not a global family.  This is one of … Continue reading

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Medical update — 080310

When we arrived at Piedmont Place Tuesday, Pop’s blood pressure was high and his electrolytes were low. He’d had another day without food or fluids; another day with episodes of vomiting and diarrhea. All of this, taken together, pointed to … Continue reading

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Medical update — 061110

Pop says it best: “Mom had me for two weeks, and now I’m back here.” ‘Here’ is the hospital; the same one we just left. What happened to get him here is clear. Why he’s still here is not (at … Continue reading

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Medical update — 051710

Pop’s morning blood work did show that his calcium level was respectably near its target; near enough for him to be released today.  So back to Piedmont Place and his own bed he went. I briefed various PP staff on … Continue reading

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Medical update — 051510

Pop’s long-anticipated visit to the hospital is finally taking place.  Piedmont Place prepared the paperwork and called ahead to clear the path for us, for which I am grateful.  We arrived at triage (ER) at 5pm yesterday, and after a … Continue reading

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