Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

Now Hear This

(Adamantio’s Megaphone Red)

“Mmm, I’m not so sure about those vitals… That has to be a mistake.”  The attending squints at the paper chart, his glasses resting precariously on the tip of his nose.

“That’s what I thought – they’re so drastically different from the others – and the baby looks fine clinically, there were no acute events reported overnight…”

“Yeah, no, these are wrong.  But let’s talk to the nurse.  Do you know how to use the nursery paging system?”

“I’m sorry, I don’t.  Is it a Vocera system?”

The usually dry, somewhat humorless neonatologist gives me the side eye and a half smile touches his normally pursed lips.  He takes a deep breath.

SARAH!!!” he yells, using the chart to direct his voice.  I hear a chair squeak and footsteps from across the nursery.

He clicks his tongue and winks.  “We’re pretty state of the art here in the newborn nursery.”

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The views expressed on "Mullberry Whine" are NOT intended to diagnose or treat disease.
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The med-ed related stories described here are based on real events. Details have been changed in accordance with HIPAA de-identification guidelines to protect confidentiality.
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Mullberry Whine can be enjoyed daily; there is no unsafe quantity. Real wine, though, should be enjoyed in moderation. At-Risk Drinking for males under 65 is defined as >14 alcoholic beverages per week or >4/day, with >7 drinks a week or >3/day being the cut-off for females under 65 and for anyone, male or female, who has graced this planet for 65 years for more. Drink Mullberry Whine like there are no consequences. But drink alcohol responsibly. Your friends, your family, your health-care provider, and your liver - heck, ALL of the organs in your body - will thank you.
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