I now know why they do a skin check when you are admitted to the hospital.
Last week I went to the ER due to transient blindness in one eye and some dizziness and fainting episodes. They decided to keep me for observation to figure it all out.
Once I was transferred to a room the fun began. All the usual pokes, prods and disrobing. The gave me a hospital gown. I didn’t care as I was scared about possibly losing my vision.
One of the last things they did before I could lay down was a skin check. I’ve read about this here but never personally experienced it until last week. They uncovered sections of skin and noted any bruises, bumps, sores, and scratches. One of the two nurses doing this told the aide to note, “He has scratches on his back and a few puncture wounds.“ I told them I had a cat that likes to jump on my back, climb up to my shoulders, and stand there while I walked around. They said, “That’s ok, we just need to document what you came in with so we know it didn’t happen during your stay here.”
If you have ever used a valet service to park your car you will know they do the same thing to your car before driving it away to park it. I couldn’t get that concept out of my head. So I related this to those present.
“That’s right Srgfgahs, that‘s exactly why we do it. From then on I felt like a car with a headlight that went out then back on while my air filter was clogged and a tire or two was going flat.
This is my first attempt at blogging so be kind but constructive.