State of Fear

October 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Struggling for Rationality “This patient,” I said to myself, “is going home.”  I know.  She’s 85 with the dreaded complaint of “Altered Mental Status” described by the family as a brief period of “staring.”  No generalized seizure activity, you understand, and no syncope (fainting), slurring of speech, facial droop, drooling, weakness, confusion, sweating, fever, nausea, […]