Our friend Danielle responded to my recent e-mail update with this little funny. It was too good not to share. (I've edited it for privacy.)
My friend is working on Peds right now and they have a little boy with CP who is in for an asthma exacerbation. Well, anyway, his mom took him to a Pharmacy "walk-in clinic" staffed with NP's and such. No docs. ANYWAY he has a G-tube and for some reason they assumed he couldn't take IN his MOUTH at all, so they gave him his albuterol treatment through the G-tube... they opened up the button and held the nebulizer over it. LOL... I about DIED when she told me this. What a joke!
I still laugh out loud every time I visualize holding the nebulizer over the mic-key button. What makes these people think that this kid is breathing through his tummy?