I finally decided on what to call my random posts. There you are! This week’s snapplets are a little bit gore so if you’re not into blood and all that morbid stuff, you might as well run for your life right now. Kidding. 😉
I think this was taken in 2010, the night before my cousin’s wedding. We traveled all the way to Kabankalan, about 5 hours away from Bacolod City for the occasion. I pity these two little pigs but they truly served their purpose in life.
Watching the process on how to “prepare” the pigs to be cooked, I had a short reflection and thought of abandoning eating pork all together. They were noisy, maybe begging for the people to stop squeezing them to death. Two minutes later, I realized how silly I was. 😉
Can you still handle it? I think this was taken last February. This was a bedside central venous pressure insertion. Our patient had Congestive Heart Failure. This was done to monitor his fluid status and the function of the right side of the heart. So much for the jargon. He was only 32 years old and was a little bit scared of the procedure. He wanted to see what was going on but since he couldn’t, he asked me to take a picture.
This one is simply unbelievable. This patient had this with him for twenty years! Can you imagine? His diagnosis was cystolithiasis, nephrolithiasis, and ureterolithiasis. Lithiasis means stone. He had stones in his urinary bladder, kidneys, and ureters. He was only able to urinate around 30 ml/day for two weeks when in fact, that’s the minimum expected hourly urinary output. As a result, his blood pressure shoot up. The doctors couldn’t even insert a foley catheter because of the obstruction.
That’s it for this week’s snapplets. 😉 It’s a glimpse of my life as a nurse in a public tertiary hospital. It can also serve as a reminder for us to take of our health.