The walk started out serious, mom was telling Joan about Beth's awful experience yesterday at the medical center on Allen road. Beth's iron level has been terribly low and the doctors wanted to do a test by putting dye in her veins to see if they could learn why. When the nurse was trying to put in the IV her veins kept blowing. Finally the nurse was able to get one in and the dye going, walked out shut the door and just then the vein blew open and the dye started flowing where it shouldn't be, it stung. Beth started calling and yelling but no one was in hearing distance and her arm started blowing up like a balloon. By the time the nurse came back, she took one look and was shocked. They rushed Beth to the hospital emergency room. Joan's daughter Sarah just happens to be doing a paper on EZ-IO technology which is to put a needle right into the bone, a life saving hydration procedure when a vein cannot be found or used. Sarah remembered helping a doctor with this right after the earthquake in Haiti so thought she would contact that doctor to get more information and found out this was the doctor that actually developed this procedure. She just knew him as Dr. Larry. He remembered her well and shared with her his post on that day. To read Dr. Larry Miller's experience in Haiti with Sarah as an interpreter click HERE. Sarah actually volunteered to have this done to her to show the Haitians it was safe. Ruth then brought up mom's snowman and wanted to know exactly what mom was trying to portray. I can only show the head of this snowman, the rest seems to be x rated.
I had to quit at just one round as today was Berean day. To read about our morning there click HERE.