Thursday, April 30, 2009
"Cover Me, Tonto, I'm Going In..."
"We're going on a pig hunt.
We're going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We're not scared.
Oh-oh! A pig!
A troupe of portly pigs.
We can't go over it.
We can't go under it.
We've got to go through it!"
Going back for two more days in Neurodramaville. Haven't heard yet if any little piggies have come to visit us, but I'm certain we're on high alert for them. Our unit deals with neurosurgical/neurological injuries--which doesn't mean a patient could not additionally have the flu, but more likely those patients would be on the Medicine floors. Visitors are much more worrisome. You know, the folks who come in to see their neighbor's cousin's nephew's girlfriend and bring their carload of school aged children to spread the love. Stay home.
1. Wash your hands frequently with hot, soapy water.
2. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
3. See your doctor--NOT THE ER-YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR--if you exhibit symptoms of fever, fatigue, headache, chills, body aches, and cough.
4. Sick people should STAY HOME. Well people should avoid contact with the sick.
Now they tell me. And yes, the CDC is actually run by an ever changing group of women called Moms of Toddlers.
"High-ho, Silver, away."
please note: photo by wallyg and profuse apologies to We're Going on a Bear Hunt as retold by Michael Rosen