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Cold and humid-musty
Is it life or death?
Fingers crossed for the best
A maze of halls on every floor
Running up and down in colored jumpsuits
Crappy elevators and hand sanitizers on the wall
Monitors in every room, beeping

I had to stay in a hospitol waiting room at a hospitol in Lafeyette. The family member we were there for was 'expected to die', but she didn't, thank god. And all day it seemed, we sat in the waiting room and every set of visiting hours we'd go to the hospitol and visit her. This is my impression of hospitols, I hate them. And part of the place I'm describing is the ICU section, that place really scares me.

Mad monkey fling poo!

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The following comments are for "Hospitols"
by SingChi

This is stark. But the observations seem selected with care so I felt that hospital very vividly. I'm no lover of them either. ICU is kind of a limbo place it always felt to me, if that makes sense? Intense snapshot.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: August 14, 2006 )

What's with all the hospital-talk these days?

I've spent far too much of my life in hospitals, and I have a passionate hatred of them, and many of their staff. Triage trolls, the churlish gatekeepers of hospital emergency rooms, are the worst of all, followed by surgeons.

Last time I stayed in the ICU the day nurses were fantastic. A godsend. The night nurses rarely left the nursing station, where they gossipped all night at tremendous volume, so that I could learn more than I needed to know about the other patients, the doctors, nurses from other shifts and floors, and myself. Ugh.

You've focused on atmopshere and sense of place. Wisely, I think. You manage to convey the unsettling otherness of an ICU quite well.

Just watch your spelling!

( Posted by: Viper9 [Member] On: August 14, 2006 )

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