Sunday, February 4, 2018

Pic Today 2/4/18



WHY IS MY FINGER PINK?

While spending an unexpected
night in the hospital,
I woke up to find myself
entangled by wires
connected to various parts
of my body.

I was especially startled
to find my index finger tip
glowing a brilliant pink.

It didn't hurt,
so I quickly found my pillow
and returned to sleep.

This morning, my nurse
explained it was the latest
in pulse oximetry.
A device that passes harmless
wavelengths of light
through the finger to
 measure accurate concentrations 
of arterial hemoglobin.

(E.T. phone home!)

5 comments:

  1. Buena imagen Rick, lo malo es haberla tomado. Que te mejores.
    Un abrazo

    ReplyDelete
  2. I hope you are feeling better real soon, Rick.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh dear! What a fright!
    They did not remove your camera or cell this time, Rick.
    Hope you feel better soon.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Eres tremendo, ni así te estás quieto...
    Espero que salgas pronto y que no sea nada.
    Un abrazo amigo

    ReplyDelete