Monday, September 29, 2008

Patient was a furry, red-haired monster in moderate distress

I was watching Sesame Street with Melly this morning. Elmo was sitting on the curb, clutching his left foot and crying out in pain.

Gordon: "Elmo, what's wrong?"

Elmo: "My feet hurt!"

Gordon uncrosses Elmo's legs as he again cries out in pain.

Me: [thinking] "Oh my god, is it an ATFL sprain? Is it plantar fasciitis?"

Gordon: "Elmo, I think I see what the problem is."

Me: [thinking] "Tibialis posterior tendonitis? Achilles rupture? Talar dome fracture??"

Gordon: "You put your shoes on the wrong feet!"

Wasn't even in my differential.

6 comments:

  1. Ah yes, this is a doctor thinking ;-)

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  2. Ha Ha Ha!!

    My oldest dropped a can of soup on her toe. She bawled and then threw a crying fit today before school. Finally after all that time, I bent down and examined it. And off we went for an xray. Sometimes I can't believe how late I am in acknowledging that they actually might be hurt.-

    Darn...I can see that coming up in a some therapist office!

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  3. ha nice..... back to child think for awhile

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  4. hahaha! reminds us all, sometimes the most simple explanation is the right one.

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