Wednesday, October 24, 2012

An Email I Wrote to My Sister


So I tried to call your work phone this morning and you didn't answer (I'm guessing you were on rounds). I heard this news report on the radio about a 23-year-old nursing student studying in Brazil who was just indicted for involuntary manslaughter. How did she accidentally kill the 80-year-old man you ask? By successfully administering a new IV... full of coffee.

What the hell, right? Like people are talking about this and saying things like "So see, coffee kills!" And all I can think about is why in the world there was an IV bag full of coffee?! Plus aren't most IV liquids NOT dark brown? I'm just flabbergasted.

All I can come up with is that someone is actually working on our idea of an IV of caffeine.  Maybe chocolate will be next?   

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