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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Great heights in patient care

Last week a patient came into the clinic in fulminate fluid overload, swollen like a giant water logged sponge.  I've been able to squeeze out a bunch of fluid with some water pills, but the concern is always peeing out too much potassium with the water pills.  No way to check potassium levels here and no access to bananas or other potassium rich foods until the next plane arrives.

So instead I've had to climb the palm trees and harvest the potassium rich coconut water.  This may set the benchmark for commitment to patient care, but totally worth it to avoid MEDEVAC #4

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