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ICU Day 17 -Another line in the arm

An ultrasound showed that the IV central line on the side her neck through which she was getting all IV medications and transfusions had a blood clot. 359 more words


Dental Fear or Dental Care

My children’s dentist is a free dental clinic attached to a school that is about half an hour’s drive from home. It’s not close, it’s not convenient, and I could get free dental care for the kids directly through their school. 1,338 more words



Whenever I feel overwhelmed,
my mind vibrates, I feel compelled
to hear your voice, to feel your skin,
experience you draw me in
until the only thing I feel… 6 more words


ICU Day 12 - A full week on the ventilator

For the last two days Rachana has been fully sedated. She hardly wakes up and surely not agitated when she moves her head or hands. There is some sense of relief in this; at least there are no visible signs of trauma, but who knows what’s going on in her mind. 357 more words


Sedation Dentistry

Also known as sleep dentistry, this method uses medication to calm the patient but not necessarily make him or her sleep during the treatment.


CPOT - Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool

What is the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)?

The CPOT is a behavioural assement pain scale. The CPOT includes evaluation of four different behaviours (facial expressions, body movements, muscle tension, and compliance with the ventilator for mechanically ventilated patients or vocalisation for non-intubated patients) rated on a scale of zero to two with a total score ranging from 0 to 8.

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Final Cycle - Day 13

Egg collection!!!

I overslept, woke up at 8.05am and had to be out the door at 8.15am so threw my clothes on, shoved on some sun glasses and off we went. 376 more words