Thursday, March 17, 2011

I bear the curse

WTF. Listen, I just have to feel around on the internets to see how common this is, i.e., am I really special, but WHY is it that seriously every time I go to triage, a family of at least four, and upwards to six so far checks in together with scabies? And why is someone always like, "Yeah, hood nurse would love to spend more time in the company of La Familia Scabies, lets have her discharge all of them from triage because I heard scabies were actually her favorite animal and she finds them adorable."
So, obviously I am afflicted with the phantom itch right now and I'm really wondering what I did to deserve this. At some point in my life I had to have wronged an old gypsy woman or discharged a patient who practices voodoo without a script for Vicodin or something, because it's an unusual night in triage when this doesn't happen. The six-fer actually checked in when I was working a partial shift in another area 5 minutes before I had to go up to triage. Yup, really. Aye! Sufriendo!


  1. Oh my goodness!

    You have me thanking my lucky ICU stars over here.

  2. Ewwww....scabies. They always give me the phantom itch too. Lice and worms give me the ickies too. Give me someone hit by a car with blood everywhere and body parts missing any day of the week over parsites.

  3. Weekend mornings for me always bring in the familia who no habla english who have 4 kids under the age of 5 with some sort of ailment. The best they can do is shove the medicaid cards in my face while I'm trying to take some vs on the little fockers.