which patient do you think is the most disgusting?
option 1: a 420-lb type 2 diabetic with an obvious disdain for hygeine and self-care who had to wear a continuous positive pressure machine inserted into his trachea that blew out extremely foul-smelling air every time he spoke or took a breath . . .
option 2: a guy who had such profound loss of feeling in his feet that when we took off his shoes and socks to inspect for ulcers, he looked unconcerned when we removed an ENORMOUS LIVE TICK from between his toes?
guess what? you actualy don't even have to choose.
THEY WERE THE SAME GUY.
i so need a week-long shower.