... with apologies to Mark Twain
A funny thing happened at the vet a couple years ago. We were talking about my kitty when she said to me, “Aren’t you a nurse?”
I was so surprised, I said, “What?”
She replied, “Aren’t you in the medical field?”
“No, I studied computer science in school.”
Then last month, I was with my father-in-law in the ER, and after asking if there would be an alarm if his O2 level dropped below 90%, I told her that story. The nurse looked at me a little surprised and said, “Aren’t you a nurse?” That really surprised me....
Trust me, I know I’m not a nurse -- I don’t even play one on TV! I was a junior volunteer at a hospital years ago and I read a lot. I’ve taken a lot of cats and dogs to vets and my son to the pediatrician and myself too many times -- and my mom and now my father-in-law. Is that really unusual? I also read a lot and look up conditions on Wikipedia when people come in our chat room. Still... Trust me, I don’t know that much anatomy! I just have some working common sense and make sure I understand what a doctor is doing and why when he or she is working on me or one of my animals.