Archive for December, 2012

Michelle spent Christmas evening in the ER because of a possible malfunctioning of her shunt. All turned out well but we came away realizing that ER doctors do not understand brain injury. After about six hours of watching hospital personnel at computers, and little time at patients’ bedsides, Michelle lost her patience and began to scream. The ER doctor was ready to tranquilize her when the results of her final test came back and Michelle was allowed to leave. Our discharge notes began with a printout on temper tantrums for young children. Please, Michelle was only verbalizing what we were all thinking.

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