Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cage Em

A patient came in the ER with a severe ear laceration after being bitten by HIS BROTHER. One so bad I had to swallow my pride and call the on call plastic surgeon for help.

After explaining the case.....

Plastics: "Don't you think you can sew that up, give them a shot of antibiotics, and have them see me in clinic."

Me: "You mean like I do 98% of the time?? No. How about I take a pic and send it to your phone."

I sent him the following pic.....













And he called back shortly.....

Plastics: "I am on my way in. Please get me a plastics tray. And please get a cage to lock up these animals!"

-ER Doc

12 comments:

Jaclyn said...

The good news is that plastics guy will never question your request for a consult again!

Anonymous said...

i love ur posts, but r u allowed to post pt. images? theres been alotta flack for that lately.

Dr. Mongo Lloyd said...

Brother? Dat's RAYCISS!

SerenityNowHospital said...

Re anon:

There is no identifying information in any pic and most of the time I google image for something similar just to be safe

I wouldn't compromise my job for a dumb blog. If you know something I dont know or should, please email me

ER doc

Webster said...

Whoa. Looks like his brother is a Mike Tyson wannabe.

Webster said...

Whoa. Looks like his brother is a Mike Tyson wannabe.

arzt4empfaenger said...

Much scarier than an animal's bite! *shudders*

tracy said...

Holy S*it! Amazing picture!

Sassy said...

Holy balls! That had to hurt.

The Cynical RPh said...

I hope Mr. Holyfield is doing okay now.

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI, I know a doc at a hospital I did a rotation site at that posted a patient's xray on facebook and got fired because of it. It's controversial but I'd hate for this blog to shut down!

Anonymous said...

He posted it on hisss Facebook. That's an identifier. This is anonymous.