..: Seat of My Pants :..

Monday, December 12, 2005

IV in, IV out

So this has been my friend for the last 48 hours. Five visits to Emergency for 'top-flight' antibiotic treatments - one every 8 hours since Saturday afternoon. I thought I wasn't getting much sleep before then (having been off work now since last Tuesday), but this has been no barrel of monkeys. Treating a severe middle ear infection.

This has brought on all sorts of delightful side-effects; such as nightmares and morbidity, threat of arterial puncture as I sleep (needle stays in 24/7), heartburn from the drug, the usual. Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun. To amuse myself during the visits I started counting holes in the acoustic suspended ceiling tiles and wondering why its so damned difficult for the human eye to differentially identify multiple, adjacent items of similar nature. Try to count 30 or more things that are in a row, for example and you'll now what I mean. That's just plain weird. I wonder whether its software, or hardware (that is, brain or mechanical function) that is preventing this happening easily?

Off now for the final dose. Last visit to ER for awhile I hope. They put me in a small plastering room off reception. Its a bit unnerving to have waiting people appear not to notice me, but nevertheless surrepticiously peek in while I lay there with my IV. Here are a few more images from last night for your delectation:


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