Medical Report

One thing that I’ve always found somewhat objectionable about blogs is their tendency to be lead to so much navel gazing. As if the performance art world needs more of that. HOWEVER … now that the season has begun and everyone is back to school I did want to take this opportunity to bring people up-to-date on one of my summer “activities.” I realized waiting in the lobby at Miguel Gutierrez’ wonderful (and sold out) show that many people had not seen me since a certain medical emergency had befallen me and rumors were swirling. So, in order to squash those rumors I’m submitting my medical discharge report from New York Down Town hospital. The upshot is that, nothing was found out, it was likely a one-time episode and most importantly, I, like many of you, am without health insurance. Suddenly those idiots screaming “socialist” at town hall meetings take on a whole new meaning.

Anyway, for your fall reading pleasure:

58/M with no significant PMH brought in by ambulance for witnessed seizure. Per EMS note, patient was found actively seizing on-site with generalized body movements consistent with a grand-mal episode. The last thing he remembers was parking his bike and then waking up inside the ambulance. The witnessed episode reported by EMS lasted about 10 minutes. FS glucose was 186 on-site.

There were no reported injuries per EMS report. The patient was admitted for First onset Seizure. Patient recalls being agitated in ambulance, likely postictal state. In the ER, the attending reported persistent hand tremors that resolved with midazolam. Head CT (o8/09/09) without contrast on admission was unremarkable, no masses or intracranial bleeding was seen. Patient remained neurologically stable, with no focal signs, no new seizure episodes. Neurology was consulted and recommended to load patient with Dilantin 1 gr IV to then continue Dilantin 100 mg daily, since patient is very active at baseline, drives his bike on a daily base and works as a choreographer. Patient presented mild transitory visual and auditory HA, after completing Dilantin load, that resolved completely and did not manifest with PO Dilantin of 08//10/09, which reported: unremarkable post contrast CT scan of the brain. EEG was performed, pending results, must follow up with neurology as an outpatient.

At admission patient presented elevated BP: 154/94, h/o of elevated BP, not prescribed with medication. He was started on Atenolol 25 mg PO daily and Hydrochlorohiazide 12.5 mg PO daily. He must also follow up in NYDH OPC for HTN.

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