Author: awong

So Bored I Hiccup’ed

It is 4 AM in the morning and a 50 year-old male is next to be seen in the emergency department. You think to yourself, what can possibly compel this patient to leave the warm comforts of his bed to…

So Bored I Threw a Punch (Fight Bite)

A 25 year-old male is brought into the emergency room after an argument about whether Tom Brady is the “Greatest Of All Time” turned into fistacuffs. He is alert, oriented, slightly intoxicated, and has visible injuries including a black eye,…

So Bored I Worked Out (Rhabdomyolysis)

New year, new beginnings, and new resolve. A 31 year-old slightly overweight male visits the emergency department a week after New Years with a chief complaint of muscle soreness. He had recently attended a soulcycle session with his girlfriend as…

Bored and Toxic (Lithium)

You are polishing off the sweet remains of a fruitful Halloween weekend when the paramedics burst through the door with a very sick looking patient. You throw away your candy wrappers and rush to the stretcher where they present you…

Bored and Bleeding (DIC)

It is another long Saturday night in the emergency department and you are entrenched in the general chaos of discordant sounds, noxious smells, and inconceivable sights. You are notified by the nurse of a disheveled regular of your ED who…

So Bored Sour Salivary Stones

It’s another long night in pod A, but luckily there is a break in the unending stream of patients. You head to your favorite green delicatessen and feeling adventurous, you pick up a bag of sour candy. So sour! Your…

So Bored I Had To Catch Em’ All

You’re finally going to do it. Become the very best. Like no one ever was. Become a pokemon master. As you search along the mountain trail for the elusive EKANS with your eyes fixed on your phone, you step backwards…