Monday, August 15, 2016
One More ICU Story
It is Saturday midnight, and I'm called by the emergency department to admit a patient who was intoxicated at a party with unknown substances. I ask the nurse if we know anything more about the patient - his identity, other medical problems, etc. She replies, "We don't know too much but we searched his pockets and found a little plastic bag with what looked like crystal meth. But when we gave it to the police, the police replied, 'That's not crystal meth.' I asked, 'What is it?' And he replied, 'That's just crystals. Like decorative crystals.'" That made my night.