Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday brief - Love Across Time Chapter 12


 Chapter 12 of my Wednesday briefs story, Love Across Time is now up. You can read it by clicking here.

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Here is a sneak peek at what you'll find in chapter 12:


Doctor Thomas’s brows furrowed as he examined Ethan’s chart. “Michelle,” he said to the attending ICU nurse, “why aren’t there any recent notations of seizures from Ethan Evans.”

The nurse took the chart from the doctor and examined it carefully. “It would appear that they have stopped. I personally haven’t seen any kind of seizure activity.” She sat at one of the computers and typed in a few commands. “The EEG log shows no seizure activity of any kind for the last two days. Wait a minute…” She glanced at the chart again. “Kea, can you come over here and take a look at this for a minute?” She asked one of the Neurology Technicians. “Are you seeing what I’m seeing?”

“I see that this patient shows no sign of any neurological disorder in the past 48 hours. That’s a good thing, right?”

“Yes!” She practically yelled. “Doctor Thomas, Ethan Evans’ seizures stopped approximately 3 days after you discontinued his HIV medications.” She looked expectantly at Kea.

“While I’m not a neurologist, it looks to me that all of his neurological functions are completely normal. Doctor Morris is the neurologist on call today. Let me get a hold of her and ask her to check it out. She can access these monitors remotely from her office.” Kea went to make the call while Doctor Thomas continued to peruse Ethan’s chart.

Just then a micro-cellular specialist, Rob walked into the ICU. “Ah, Phil, I’m glad you’re here. Here are the results of the micro-cellular scan you requested on,” he paused to confirm the patient’s name, “Ethan Evans. It’s very peculiar.” He flipped through the papers he brought with him until he located the one he wanted. “I haven’t put this into the computer yet. We’re rerunning the scans to be sure, but there are two protein markers in his cells that I’ve never seen before. Their composition is completely unknown.” Rob handed the paper over to the doctor.

“You’re right. This looks like something you’d see on Star Trek.” Doctor Thomas agreed.

They were interrupted by the sound of a CompCom unit beeping. Doctor Thomas pulled the unit out of his pocked, swiped the screen and the image of the on-call neurologist filled the tiny screen. “Alicia. Let me guess why you’re calling. Ethan Evans.”

Doctor Alicia Morris, one of the top neurologists in her field, un-customarily dispensed with any pleasantries. “Phil, what in hell is going on with your patient? From the day he was admitted until about two days ago, he suffered from almost non-stop tonic-colonic seizures. Since two days ago he’s been seizure free. I’ve never seen anything like this.”

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