Archives for August 28, 2007

Dr. Wes: The Best Chest Pain Case

Dr. Wes: The Best Chest Pain Case is a very funny tale, and you should read it.

I have the ED equivalent.

As told to me by one of my residency attendings, here’s the setup: playing ball with one of those 4′ basketball goals in the driveway with and about 5 year old son. They’re having a good time, then the child has a gravity attack and skins his knee. Much crying ensues. Consolation is offered.

The child, composing himself, innocently destroys his father with: “I know, dad, it’s just a virus”. Father cringes inside, just a little.
He tells this tale as a warning to all; not everything is ‘just a virus’.