Monday, February 27, 2006

SHO Ward Round

Obs stable, afebrile. Poor sleep pattern due to excessive ETOH but otherwise no new complaints.

Patient comfortable, ready for bed. Things are looking up. In the last 4 weeks, he has managed 2 holidays in Europe and has acquired a 60Gb iPod. Not to mention doing a week of nights without harming himself in any significant way. Managed to see Jack Johnson live, and has yet another holiday lined up next month. He is well on track with his new aim to spend money as fast as necessary to ensure he is enjoying life outside of work. The whole business of saving money seems so futile right now.

On the downside, he will be back at work in a few hours and has a presentation to do in a couple of days time. He has another exam to do in a few months and a back-log of "admin" crap to sort out (tax returns, bank bills, etc).

On examination : Tired, needs a haircut. Otherwise unremarkable.

Impression: I think at the moment the ups outweigh the downs, and that is all you can really ask for. A slight overall improvement in the patient's condition compared to 2 months ago, but the prognosis remains uncertain. At this stage we have opted for improvement in quality of life rather than seeking potential curative therapies. Patient in agreement.

Plan: Continue

3 comments:

angel, jr. said...

I would love to have seen Jack Johnson live. I want to get his new album--the soundtract he made for the movie "Curious George".

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Miss you posting more often.

The Venial Sinner said...

Indeed...Plan: 1) continue posting