Thursday, October 11, 2012

week 6

Hello all (all 1 or 2 people that actually read this haha)
I'm not in my 6th week of this fieldwork. ONLY 6 MORE !!!

So far I have had pt's with hip replacements, knee replacements, multi trauma,  and stroke. Today I got my first SCI patient. He is a t12 paraplegic and it is OVERWHELMING..there is just soo much different stuff between the ortho patients and a cord patient. I did his eval today and it took 4 of us to get him sitting EOB and then to do a sliding board transfer to the w/c. He is going to be a great learning experience and I'm excited to see how far he comes!! Tomorrow we are doing ASIA testing on him bc he isn't really presenting like a T12 that will be really interesting!

Man I am sooo over my multi-trauma patient- he has a long history of back pain, and then was in a car accident and pretty much shattered his leg from the knee cap down. He is seriously addicted to pain medications. He knows exactly what time of day he gets which pain medicine and if you ask his pain level, he will just be sitting there saying he is a "high 9" or "oh its about a 10 right now"...when a 10 is the WORST PAIN EVER you would not be able to sit there without screaming bc its so bad!! And he is just getting on my nerves- he talks badly about his wife EVERY day- today he called her "the pitbull" and he has been inappropriate with me - calling me 'sweet cheeks' and saying "i cant afford a divorce but if i could, youd be worth it" we had to have a little talking too and he's straightened up some now thankfully! He is scheduled to go home on the 18th but we are trying to get him out sooner!

My other pt now is a double hip replacement. Hes a real nice guy and easy to work with. Its challenging bc of his size- he's very large- if he was going down there is absolutely nothing I could do to stop it!

I really need to start on my graduate project and my inservice ASAP- maybe this weekend? I am making a vision assessment kit for my facility, and doing my inservice on spinal cord injury. Should be a good learning experience but I am NOT looking forward to the presentation that's for sure!

Alright, well that's about it for now :)

1 comment:

Im'ma Make OT said...

LOL cause u know I read it. LOL, do you have any more classes after this or when your field work is done, you'll be done. I apply Nov. 26, please send me some good energy!

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