pyrexia

Celebratory new-probably-not-here-to-stay-style doodle on my chemistry reviewer to celebrate my ascent from the pits of midterm hell. It’s Pyrexia, by the way.

Kudos to my friend who spammed me with temperature-related words (same girl who gave me a heart attack on my birthday hahah)! Pyrexia is a medical term used to describe an intense fever. Jaehee is capable of turning into ice too, but yenno, fire’s a much more common sight.

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Febrile Seizures/Convulsions are not uncommon - around 3% of children by the age of 6 years have had one.

As a parent they are one of the most terrifying events to witness - a lack of understanding, a lack of control of the situation and fear for the worst assures this.

Cause 

Febrile seizures normally happen when an infant with an minor infection has a temperature spike.

If the child appears severely unwell it is important to rule out more serious conditions such as pnuemonia, septicaemia, meningitis and malaria.

Most seizures (simple seizures) last less than 5 mins and have the following symptoms:

  • Stiffening of body, then twitching, or shaking
  • A dazed appearance
  • Eyes may roll backwards
  • Sleepiness afterwards - drowsiness lasting up to an hour

Seizures more rarely can also be ‘complex’ or occasionally can progress as far status epilepticus (as seen in epilepsy).

Action to take

Immediately

Note start time of seizure

Lie child on side with head on something soft

Try to lowertemperature - remove clothes

Give them a drink and some paracetamol (acetomorphin)

Stay with the child at night

After the seizure

Always try to see a doctor soon, they may need treatment for the infection.

Contact the ambulance/doctor immediately if:

  • The seizure lasts more than 5 mins
  • There is no improvement within an hour of the seizure ending
  • There is another seizure soon after the first
  • The child has difficultybreathing
  • There is suspicion of seriousillness

N.B.:

  • Febrile seizures are not normally dangerous, and usually result in no long term damage, or effects on intelligence etc.
  • There is little evidence to support the prevention of febrile seizures 
  • Febrile seizures are NOT a type of epilepsy
  • Febrile seizures are NOT  a reason to avoid vaccination

Oof, I’m way out of practice, but I think my fundamentals have improved a lot from the work I’ve done this semester.

Now if only I could get up to speed with my drawings.

The character’s name is “Pyrexia”, by the way.  She’s actually a full on dragon, but often takes on a humanoid form so she can better fit through doors or mingle with the smaller races.  She’s also got a bit of an ego.

Edit: Minor fixes to neck/shoulders.

vapidae-archived  asked:

Hi, Rontra! Absolutely massive fan of Offal Hunt. I want posters of it strung up around my room everywhere!! I was just wondering, have you ever drawn Hati and Cinder together? If absolutely love to see Hati's design.

Ayooooo!!! Im glad youre enjoying it B))))!!!!! double fingerguns (seconded on the posters i want to be constantly surrounded by Gay Roadtrip AU)

ahhh….I have drawn them together all of 1(one) time, and it’s a really old picture (one of the first arts for Offal Hunt!) so Hati doesn’t look like he’s meant to, rofl. Still, I guess I might as well post it since u asked :P

First here’s just hati as he’s meant to look, though. hes an alpha beowolf with a fucked up faceplate LMAO
he was pretty much fuckhuge at this point, since grimm only keep growing and this guy’s been around for….uh, many centuries rofl

the squad omg

aaand the ancient art (oh no! shes small!)
hati wasn’t really fully realized in the Scheme yet, so hes just a regular beowolf here. later he got huge and gouged

he blep though!!!

The Frustration of Veterinary Medicine.

Picture this: a dog presents with acute onset paraparesis, pyrexia, joint effusion along with bilateral glaucoma.

You put together your problem list, work out your overall assessment of the patient and put together a plan of how you are going to approach this case.

You start with a basic physical plus neuro and ophthal exam. Maybe you then want to follow with a CBC, biochem, UA as baseline. Maybe you want to follow with a CSF tap plus joint taps. But then maybe you want to also send your patient off to CT. Your mind is just ticking over your differentials just trying to figure out how you can help this animal when you hear those words come out of the owners mouth: “I have about $20 to my name, doc”.

Those words change everything. One of the most frustrating, heart breaking and soul crushing things about the veterinary profession is money. 

I understand and appreciate that money is obviously an issue in human medicine as well, and that is a whole other kettle of fish. What I am talking about is when an owner simply cannot afford to start a work up or continue a treatment for their pet and the end result has to unfortunately be euthanasia.

I have previously harped on and on ‘if you can’t afford veterinary treatment for your pet, that you should simply not have one’. In saying that, I understand that circumstances change. People lose their jobs and are barely making rent, let alone supporting their family and their beloved Fido. People end up with an unexpected fluffy when Nan passes away. Things happen. That is just life unfortunately and sometimes the only option is euthanasia as that animal will suffer without treatment. 

Yes, there are other options out there other than euthanasia. There are companies such as VetPay that allow you to take out loans in order to pay for that emergency GDV surgery. There are adoption agencies that are willing to take on patients with fractured legs or Cushings and crowd fund in order to treat these animals. An option that is not available (a majority of the time), is doing a procedure or providing treatment for free. 

There may be clinics out there with a benevolence fund or do pro bono work. But do understand that a majority of clinics will not have systems like that in place. Veterinary clinics are unfortunately businesses. Like all businesses, they do require money in order to operate and function. I wish we lived in a world were healthcare for animals existed. Do understand that veterinarians are not money hungry, soulless beings. 

If we could fix every puppy that came in with parvo for free in order to prevent it from breaking your daughters heart, we would. If we could perform chemotherapy on your white fluffy to extend his life for a few more months, we would. 

Veterinarians are in this job because we care and we want to improve lives of animals and their humans. We didn’t get into this mentally challenging and sometimes heartbreaking field for the money. We don’t put ourselves through 6+ years of schooling and thousands of dollars of debt because we want to euthanaise peoples pets. We, as much as you, want to treat illnesses and repair injuries that have a potentially good prognosis. Unfortunately, circumstances do not always allow us to. We understand that sometimes euthanasia is the only option, as much as we, as well as you, don’t want it to be. 

Apocalyptic/Dystopian/Future AU Masterlist

Warning: Some of these fics do contain angst 

Links Last Checked: July 19th, 2017

One-shots

A Bite Too Late (by RedHershey)

Summary: In an AU, post-zombie apocalypse world, Phil returns to the shelter from a search for food to find his companion that he’d been surviving with for about a year, Dan, bleeding on the ground.Warning for blood

Eudaimonia (by parttimestoryteller)

Summary: The year is 2093 and to survive a new evolution of bacteria humanity has moved into Sterile Zones where physical relationships are impossible. Dan and Phil leave the city, in the full knowledge that they will die without proper sterilization, so as to be together and see the world. (This is a really long phanfic, 35,000 words but it is very good) Warnings: Mentions of death

Left Alone (by athenianphanfics)

Summary: During a zombie apocalypse, Dan and Phil are the only survivors. Warnings: Panic attack, death (not theirs), existentialism, swearing

Sinking Man (by phanpire)

Summary: He was too young when the apocalypse started. Just a young, innocent, caring boy, thrown into a world of war and fighting and fending for himself. Dan helped him stay strong, both physically and emotionally, until the younger boy was bitten, and he had to face leaving him.

World War Phan (by williambend-over)

Summary: In which Dan and Phil find themselves having to survive the zombie apocalypse from their bathtub.

Chaptered

Dystopia (by littlelioncats)

Summary: When Phil wakes up in the hospital, he did not expect to be in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Or meeting Dan.

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9 Part 10   Part 11   Part 12  Part 13  Part 14   Part 15  Part 16  Part 17  Part 18 Part 19   Part 20

Radioactive (by sonja-blayde)

Summary: It’s been a month since the zombie apocalypse began and Dan and Phil are running really low on supplies. How will they survive?
Warning: Major Character Death

Part 1 Part 2

The Trains (by philisnotdan)

Summary: Phil Lester has always been fascinated by the trains that drive past his Area full of things that moan and scream, but when one day one of them stops he didn’t expect to find an actual person inside.

Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Epilogue

Volatile (by kittyxuchiha11)

Summary: Precisely one year ago, a virus wrought havoc across planet earth. Named for the fever that marks the onset of the sickness, Pyrexia transforms its victims into mindless beings trapped somewhere between death and hell. Out of the six that remain; two are sickly, three moderately healthy, living only for the sake of the others, and the last slowly spiraling into insanity.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10  Part 11 Part 12 Part 13 Part 14 Part 15 Part 16 

I hope you all enjoyed all of the apocalyptic au phanfics I could find. And if you want a certain type of phanfic, don’t be afraid to ask us ^-^

aloogamoosha  asked:

Could u maybe tell me a lil about Maha's Story like I love that series so much but I know next to nothing ;;

Oh shit dude I forgot you already asked this ; ; I’m sorry
but yes I can and I will! The main story is that there’s this gang called Maha that goes around and does typical gang things, like terrorizing cities. They’re all over the place, but the three places visited in the songs are Egypt (Enkantada), China (Chinese Dogma), and Japan (Mentalism Maria).
Enkantada focuses on people like Echidna, Fen, and others and the most violent sect of Maha.
Chinese Dogma focuses on Chlordane, Pyrexia, and Rakurai in China.
Mentalism Maria obviously focuses on Maria and Chlordane when they were imprisoned in Japan and how they became the people they are today.
There are a bunch of members in this gang.
Fen, a Nazi guy who’s army was executed. He was exiled and is an official for the Chinese government. and the only male character Masa has ever fully drawn.

Chlordane, the grey haired girl in all three songs who causes Maria to become Psychopath Luna and is basically an antagonist. She has HUGE boobs. Apparently she made something called the Hill of Crosses.

Echidna, aka Gumi in Enkantada, who is the first person to show Maria the Book of the Dead and the etymology of the old Aztec temples. She’s considered the Queen of the Netherworld in Maha’s Singapore Base.

Pyrexia is the strongest person in the Maha gang and she is immortal. She appears in Chinese Dogma with a blindfold and a huge sword.

Minagi Yotsuba, who never appeared in any song but is on Masa’s Twitter, is the world’s best bounty hunter and with her sword called the Black Blade of Yotsuba, she bounty hunts. The Hill of Crosses got destroyed because of her fighting…

Nina-Claude Les Elizabeth. She was the first vampire, there fore immortal, but died suddenly 100 years ago. She was trapped in an ice prison until a tremor caused it to break. Then she and Minagi fought until the Hill of Crosses was destroyed.
Of course, we have Maria Kanazaki herself, who after reading the Book of the Dead while imprisoned in Japan becomes Maha’s false prophet Psychopath Luna.
There are some other characters I have little to no information on, like Rakurai, Decoy, and Anubis, but they appear in the actual songs.
I hope this helps!!

WORD OF THE DAY: Pyrexia

Pyrexia or controlled hyperthermia is a medical term used to describe a condition wherein a person experiences an elevation of temperature above the normal range of 36.5–37.5 °C (98–100 °F). In other word, pyrexia is fever.

I’m having a pyrexia right now. I mean, for days now. I had light discomfort those past few days due to it but now, I just feel sooo sick, sooo damn sick. I’m experiencing headaches,back pain, runny nose, teary eyes and feelings of hating the world for making me feel poor for not given with someone to snuggle while I’m shivering. HAHAHA.

Yah I’m sick but I’m still in front of this laptop. I can handle. I need to divert these discomforts. 

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Fecundus (1743 words) by moonblossom [AO3]

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Additional Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Omegaverse, Alpha!Omega!John, Intersex, Angst, Fertility Issues, Mild Hurt/Comfort
Series: Part 5 of Pyrexia
Summary:

John finds some documents that open up a can of worms he’s not quite ready to deal with.