I walked down the cold long hallway with the smell of alcohol and the sound of beeping machines, I hugged my white lapcoat around my body. I walked to room 208 with the sign on the door that stated to wear a mask before entering the room, along with having latex gloves on before entering. I pulled the latex gloves out of my pocket and carefully pulled each one on each hand, I took the mask out of my other pocket, hooked the white straps behind my ears and pulled the mask onto my nose, I pulled the mask down so my face was completely covered. I opened the door to the patients room I walked to the second bed that was closet to the window.
" Hey I am doctor Jermey, emily i am here to take a look and ask some questions"
The little girl with the brown pigtails and big blue eyes and a nose that was perfectly rounded at the end looked up from the hospital bed and said " ok"
"Before I examine you your mother already confirmed that it was ok for me to examine you"
I walked up to emily , " can you please open your mouth for me?"
Emily opened her mouth i put two gloved fingers inside her mouth and felt her bottom lip, I discovered two bumps on her lips that had pus oozing out, i had emily lift her tough up i felt with both sides of her tough with my gloved hand. I changed my pair of gloves. I had newlatex gloves on.
" NurseAmanda can you please get emily in the right postion for the stomach examine"
Amanda postioned emily so that her legs were in stirups, emily's legs were covered with her mickey mouse blanket.
" Doc I don't feel so good "i heard emily's six year old voice say, Amanda was at emily 's bedside holding a bedpan as emily vomitted up and into the bed pan a mixture oflumpy orange and yellowbile.
I felt a tap on the back of my shoulder, I turned around
" Hi I am carol emilys mom, doc do you know what is wrong and what emily has?"
" I am not sure, we thought we had the common cold a few weeks ago, The virus apparently is showing more and looks approximently along the lines of the stomach flu i am not saying it is the stomach flu though, I am going to palpate your daugthers stomach to see if i can find anything else out."
As I walked over to Emily and put my gloved hands on her stomach Amanda had already put an I.V. line into Emilys arm.
I went around emily's belly button moving the skin around, I moved felt her ribs a little bit i palpated emily's liver externally, I went to the other side of the table by emily's feet.
" Emily This may be a little uncomfortable, this is the only way I am going to be able to come up with a proper treatment for you."
" Okay" Emily's voice said weaker now.
I put a little lubircante on my glove i went under the blanket and palpated emily's small pubic bone with my palm, I put two lubricated fingers inside emilys rectum I felt around and I discovered her Reflexes were off. I gathered alot of information from palpating a little internally on a six year old girl even though I hardly did because I felt bad making little kids uncomfortable.
I took off my gloves and threw them in the trash and washed my hands.
" Will My little sweet emily be okay?"
" Carol Emily Has an infection and it is in her stomach, her reflexes are off for excreting waste, That is Terrible for a six year old, Id say she doesn't have that long."
" Amanda Can you please handle Carol I have to go put down the Data I found with the examination so my team can do better research for this new virus."
" Sure Doc No Problem" Amanda Said
I walked to the lab and reported the data to doctor Steve, Steve entered the data in the computer and started research on the virus.