Bee Stings

Nothing deep here, just a patient who was attacked by what I have to assume were ‘killer’ bees. Patient has a mobility problem prohibiting him from running, or walking briskly for that matter.

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(photo with permission, but modified anyway)

And how many stingers are there?

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That many (and three basins because three people spent about an hour getting all these out).

The patient did very well, and was discharged from the ED.


Comments

  1. Holy triple emesis basins, Batman! That’s a very unlucky dude.

    -SSG J

  2. Oh….ouch! That could have been bad right there.

  3. holy crazy bee-shit batman!

  4. So he created quite a buzz around the department, eh?

  5. TheNewGuy says:

    So he created quite a buzz around the department, eh?

    Nah… probably just trying to be all he could be!

  6. NewGuy sez: “just trying to be all he could be!”

    But try to avoid the swarmy.

  7. Here are some questions that are going through my head:

    How does someone who has this many sting(er)s behave by the time he gets to the ED? He looks calm in the picture — is he sedated? Obtunded from exhaustion? Paralyzed?

  8. TheNewGuy says:

    But try to avoid the swarmy.

    It was clearly more than a Swarmy of One (TM).

  9. Wow, that’s really impressive. How did you treat him (besides oxygen)? Did you give him pain medicine?

  10. It was clearly more than a Swarmy of One (TM).

    And clearly they were not on their best bee-havior.

    Or perhaps it was a house swarming party gone wild? We’ll probably never know.

    *sigh* What a buzz kill.

  11. Frankly, I had no idea my readers could bee so punny.

  12. TheNewGuy says:

    Frankly, I had no idea my readers could bee so punny.

    We’re wingin’ it.

  13. Frankly, I had no idea my readers could bee so punny.

    Just wait until you see a full on GD-reader conspired sting operation.

  14. This is why hive always said that you need to mind drone business when around bees.

  15. TheNewGuy says:

    This is why hive always said that you need to mind drone business when around bees.

    Boo…

  16. As for the clinical aspects of this particular case, tha patient was initialy somewhat sedated from the 50mg of benadryl IV given essentially prophylactically by EMS.

    Whether he was just tough as a boot (as are all from Texas) or sedated from the benadryl, this fella didn’t make a sounds as all those stingers were removed, serially, over nearly an hour.

    On re-evauation he felt okay, had a responsible family who would stay with him, all vitals were normal. No reason to keep him, so, back to the world.

    Home, to bee happy. (Sorry, had to keep up with the theme of this threads’ comments).