Tuesday, September 20, 2011

delirium, it would be funny if it weren't not funny

the physician's take on delirium:

delirium represents an acute confusional state marked by cognitive and behavioral disturbances and fluctuating levels of consciousness caused by a medical condition, intoxication, or a medication side effect.

the layperson's take:

two hours ago your hospitalized mother was fine.  now she's trying to call someone on the remote control to get the crying baby out of the corner of her room.

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