Very happy Ragtag Daily Prompt and today’s word is hypoxic.
I will bet that you know what hypoxic means, especially with the news from India. I am so grateful that I have oxygen. My son asked what I want for Mother’s Day and I said, Please, send some money to a nonprofit for oxygen for people in India. I really am having trouble watching that part of the news both because I am a physician AND because it took me 5 weeks of this round of pneumonia to realize that I was hypoxic. However, my brain doesn’t work right when I am hypoxic. It interests me that neither the ER doctor or my primary thought of it: maybe they are hypoxic too! Someone go test them. Now that I am on oxygen it seems sort of obvious: if the heart rate is jumping to 124 when the person walks, um, 60 to 100 is normal, so that is either a heart problem or a lung problem and if they have pneumonia….. well, it just might be a lung problem.
Anyhow, attach you pictures, crayon drawings, oxygen saturations, pulmonary function test results, photographs or poetry written during delirium, and have a very happy Tuesday.