Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Crime Scene at Duke!

Jason here........at Duke..........with Christy..........waiting. So far, Christy and I have had less than minimal sleep, two half-lousy meals, watched two episodes of Torchwood, and have had countless consults and interruptions by doctors, nurses, and countless other medical professionals.

Christy and I had some downtime between our boredom and enui, and we decided to take a couple of laps around the floor. We noticed this scene, which I photographed below. After a minute of logical deducing, I realized that this patient MUST have died; and most likely from waiting for their own desensitizing!

Alas, I kid; the patient in that room is fine. They put the faux crime scene tape up themselves.


Nicole said...

Jason, you are too funny! Keep up the good (investigative) work and keep Christy entertained!

Aspiemom said...

That is hilarious! I hope that things speed up for you. Have you had desensitizing before, Christy?

I'm on Meropenum right now. That's what gives me the insomnia (I already take Ambien!!!!) and it is also making me go crazy with itching. There's no rash, but the itching on my palms is going to send me insane! I remember Lauren (LightNLife) having the same problem with her IV abx but don't think she found a solution.

Glad Jason is there to keep you entertained!

Aubrey said...

You're Christy? LOL
I just read the last few posts and have learned so much. Wow.
I'm glad you have such a funny/witty husband there to keep you entertained! I'll be thinking of you and hope all goes well!

Christy said...

Thanks guys!! Yes Debbi, I have had countless desensitizations.
Have you tried IV Benadryl for the itching? I have to take 25 mg of it before every dose of IV antibiotic. It makes me sleepy the first couple of doses, but then your body builds up a tolerance for it. It really helps with the itching, which is something I have even if I'm desensitized.
There is also another oral medication that is used for itching if you can't tolerate the benadryl. You could ask your doctor about it. I just can't remember the name of it.

Kalei said...

Wowwwwwwww! That is a long wait! I hope there isn't a desensitization line out the door....
To Jason: You're Hilarious!
To Christy: Your husband is funny! I read your profile, and you have such a wonderful family and supporters. You have such a charming blog. Thank you for stopping by mine, which by the way doesn't hold a candle to yours!....=)

Ohhhhh, I almost forgot to say:
Your daughter is gorgeous (you both are), but she looks sooooo much like your sis....must be the brown hair! =)

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I am really liking anatomy! I know a lot of terms just from hearing them over the last few years...I was surprised at how much I have already learned from that! That is great that your daughter is already taking it in 7th grade!! I wish I would of had it at that age!

Hope all goes well at the hospital and that you are not too bored!

brad said...

Hi Guys...

I used to put that same Tape over my door at work, lol

Being in the hospital I find is
always so boring,,The Days just drag
on forever,.....
At least You Two are Together : }

I hope You get to Break Out Soon
and get some Real Food...
Don't eat the Lime Jell-O,, Its a Trick...They hide things in it lol...


careysue said...


I hope everything goes well today!

You have such a great attitude, we could all learn from you!

Your husband is hilarious! (I think we all agree!)

OceanDesert said...

Hey Christy! Hope everything went well today and you are well on your way to be "desensitized!" :)

Genevieve said...

Jason, ur a piece of work! Glad she has ur humor. :)

Christy, I love you dearly and I'm praying for you darling.