who may or may not be in a coma

anonymous asked:

What would happen if someone who was not diabetic was injected with insulin? Could a high dosage kill them and what would the consequences be if they were injected with too little to be fatal?

Hey nonny! Hoo boy howdy, yes, this could be fatal indeed!

So here’s the sitch with insulin. It’s a natural hormone, secreted by the beta cells in the pancreas. What it does is it pushes sugar from the bloodstream into the cells, where it will get burned for energy.

Diabetics use insulin because the beta cells stop making (enough/any) insulin, and without insulin, the sugar builds up in their blood, but because it can’t get into the cells, the cells start to metabolize muscle and fat for energy. This is, once things get bad, called diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA.

That’s what happens when there’s no insulin. What happens when there’s too much insulin?

Essentially, the amount of sugar in the bloodstream drops to zero. The sugar is all pushed into the cells, but there’s none available in the bloodstream. The problem with this end of the blood sugar spectrum is that the brain runs preferentially on sugars, and it needs a steady supply. And when the blood is devoid of sugar, the brain can’t get any, and it will quickly burn through the supply it has.

This basically causes the brain to shut down / lose consciousness, though this is more a sliding-toward-unconsciousness than it is a lightswitch; characters who are hypoglycemic might develop slow, lethargic affects (the way they comport themselves), they may become very sleepy, or they may even lapse into a coma.

And this can indeed be fatal if left untreated. A significant insulin overdose could cause death, though of course it doesn’t have to!

If it doesn’t, the character could come out just fine – if it’s caught early, or medical staff arrive and quickly/correctly diagnose the problem, it’s easy to fix; any medical problem you can fix with a peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich is aces in my book. More severe cases where the person is too comatose to defend their airway (ie not to choke on water) will get an IV and a nice big blast of sugar water (D50; 50% dextrose in water; literal sugar-water), and will keep getting sugar until the sugar outweighs the effects of the insulin, and the character regains consciousness.

So your character could just get disoriented, dizzy, and very hungry, and instinctively drink a pint of juice and be fine. You could even have someone else – perhaps a diabetic character (hint hint!) who knows what hypoglycemia looks like – induces them to eat/drink/be merry.

Hope this helped and was useful/interesting!!

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Following FinnRose—A Not-at-All Brief (And Obvious) Reaffirmation of What we Already Know

As many of you know, Star Wars characters Finn and Rose Tico will be sharing an interesting relationship—a mission (of romance)—throughout the majority of Episode VIII. Given our provision of spoilers from the recent Behind the Scenes release, as well as a few from long ago, I believe we can decode some of the perilous twists and turns that they will be taking throughout the film. So, without further ado, let’s piece this puzzle together (at least, a little bit…).

WARNING: There may be potential spoilers, but I can guarantee you there will be shameless FinnRose shipping. Also, though it is tempting to branch off, I will attempt to stay true to these characters and their mission/ dynamic, as we have already been shown in the trailers. Like any and all theories, it could be wrong, so take it with a grain of salt or the gravity of Saturn.

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A quick random thought/theory on bts MVs

What if the wings era was all happening in jks head and what if the end scene in blood sweat and tears jap vers is going back to reality, back to the end of hyyh I need u. Hence the reason he’s in a wheelchair, he probs was in a coma. In bst it seemed quite absurd that they were wearing outfits that are out of the modern day outfits and the various historical, religious and book references to Damian and the overall theatrical in comparison to the hyyh era just seemed to out of reality so maybe this is all playing out in his head and the individual solo song mvs/trailers are jk imagining how the others feel of their inner torment due to their history shown previously In hyyh. In spring day, he was the only one looking at a different direction from the rest and he was the only one who saw himself as the train passed him and the others towards the end of the mv, the hanging the shoes on the tree may have represented jks fate or what he had thought of if this is all playing out in his head. Seeing as there’s references from the ones who walk away from omelas, jk may be the one who is kept trapped in order to keep others (the rest of the members) happy and the so called prison isn’t a basement or a room, but his mind if he is in a coma. As for not today, I’m not too sure, maybe this is his final fight/level of his journey to waking up from his coma? The reason that they were all running and then the others getting shot but jk may represent jk needing to let go of the past/his problems and that the gunshots may kind of be like the indication to him that it is all a dream kind of like in inception and when we saw his reflection in his eye and he was surrounded by lying bodies, not too sure about that but I’m guessing his shocked expression may show his realisation that this is all a dream and he needs to wake up.

This is just my personal theory so yeah.

Update:https://ko-redtanuki.tumblr.com/post/164222323224/a-quick-random-thoughttheories-on-bts-mvs-pt2

An Owed Debt- Bucky x May(oc)   Chapter 22

Authors notes: So, obviously it’s been a while. Sorry about that. Hopefully I make up for that with this almost 2K fic. Thanks for reading and for sticking with me through this funk I’ve been in. Your support means the world to me.

Notes/Warnings: Loss of memory, headaches, more running (I still think its a form of torture) Nothing else I can think of- let me know if I’ve forgotten something.

Originally posted by breakmybedbarnes

 May swallowed hard and shook her head. “No, I don’t remember them.”

 Bucky nodded and shut the laptop that had been resting across his knees. He set it down on the coffee table and chewed the inside of his lips as he leaned back on the couch. They had been going through pictures of May and her parents for the last three hours hoping there would be an image that sparked a memory.

 May leaned back beside him and stared at the ceiling. She sniffed and took a deep breath, trying to keep the tears at bay. “I’m so tired of crying.” She confessed. Bucky nodded again, not knowing what else there was to say. “Who is the woman with the dark hair?”

 “That was your mom.” He reminded.

 May shook her head. “No, the woman from your memories that I dug through. She was with me and her fingers glowed.”

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On the subject of fics I want - I want a Steter fic that is reverse!verse. So Scott had a pack but he got into a relationship with Allison and he didn’t realise she was a hunter until it was too late and Kate burnt Scott’s pack to the ground. Allison didn’t know, she thought Kate was just going to talk, she was only young, barely a kid, she didn’t know Kate was going to kill them.

And six years later Peter drags his nephew into the woods because he’d heard from his sister that there was a dead body in the woods and they don’t expect to find the giant wolf with red eyes there…

So it turns out the wolf totally isn’t a wolf, he’s actually a really nice guy with puppy dog eyes that is just trying to find out what killed a deer and left it stabbed to an oak trunk, spread open like a sacrifice with its blood trailing out in a spiral and Peter knows what that means - revenge.

So then it’s all Talia as an alpha trying to keep Derek and Cora and Peter and Laura from poking into the strange alpha’s business, and there is a comatose emissary with burn marks in the hospital, a hunter who may or may not be in love with a wolf, a banshee who keeps finding sacrificial bodies and a sociopathic aunt who is trying to kill the Hale family like she killed the McCall pack years before.

Friends To Lovers (2) Masterlist

Links Last Checked: May 11th, 2017

part one

A Dawning - nokomisfics

Summary: Phil realises that sometimes they can’t really blame the fans for shipping them together, what with all the ammunition they provide themselves.

Admit It - phanpire

Summary: Dan and Phil get locked in a closet together and feelings come out.

Airplane Anxiety - crescendohowell

Summary: Dan is afraid of heights and gets anxiety from flying.

Barefoot In The Garden Of Your Thoughts - tastefullyoutube

Summary: AU where Phil and Dan go to the same college and Phil randomly invites Dan home for Christmas and they take long walks and fall in love with inanimate objects.

Better Late Than Never - grooveyle

Summary: Dan has loved Phil for 6 years, since the sacred 2009. Phil, on the other hand, couldn’t give less of a shit. When Dan finds himself so jealous of Phil’s girlfriend he feels he needs to move out, Phil finally realizes what he might be losing.

In A Moment Of Desperation - fruitlessphan

Summary: Dan struggles to find a way to tell Phil that he is in love with him. Then, one night, just after Dan decides that he’ll finally do it, there is an accident on his street.

Invisible Hands Were Made For Loving - SpacedOut

Summary: It takes an old witch, a red potion bottle, and an invisible hand for Dan and Phil to realize that they are more than just heterosexual platonic best friends.

Losing Everything And Falling In Love - philsfeet

Summary: After arguing between who should go buy milk, Dan finally gives in and heads out. It’s not until after 40 minutes that he’s out, that Phil receives a call from the hospital saying his best friend is in a coma. Phil has to go through the struggle of possibly losing his best friend and then helping him recover as he falls desperately in love.

On a crowded tube - washedoutgay

Summary: Dan hates having to share small spaces, especially when Phil (who he may or may not be desperately in love with) is around. So going on a crowded tube where not falling on each other is difficult, Dan has a few problems with his balance.

Phone Pranks And Confessions - pasteldanhowells

Summary: Dan pranks Phil by changing all the contacts in his phone to his number. A couple weeks later, Phil still hasn’t figured it out until he sends a text that was meant to be for Louise, but Dan ends up seeing it.

Prom - pasteldanhowells

Summary: Dan knows Phil Lester as the popular kid in his school who everybody loves and adores. They never really talk to each other. Dan is surprised when Phil wants to talk to him and actually ends up asking him to the prom, which Dan had no intention of going to… until now.

Redemption - phangirlingforphan

Summary: Dan knew the jealousy was irrational, and his fist had flown into the guys face before he could stop it – but he hadn’t known this argument would be the aftermath. Emotions are red raw and friendships are tested as Dan spills his feelings for Phil.

Right in front of your eyes - washedoutgay

Summary: Phil starts to receive cute little love notes in his locker each morning, but he had no idea that the person sending them is closer than he thinks.

Unfinished Essay - kittyxuchiha11

Summary: Phil’s getting some last minute work done on his essay when drunk roommate Dan stumbles through the door.

With Open Eyes So We Could See (ao3) - peterdonaldson

Summary: In retrospect, Dan thinks it’s pretty ironic that it’s the internet which diagnoses the fact that he has an actual, legitimate crush on Phil.

X - phandot

Summary: Phil never really planned to fall in love with Dan. He never really planned to fall in love with anyone; for a long time he wasn’t even sure that he could. Until Dan. It’s different with Dan.

You’re An Idiot And I Love You - oakleysfthoying

Summary: Phil starts distancing himself from Dan, and it doesn’t take Dan long to notice it. Dan finally asks Phil what’s going on, and Phil reveals his true feelings for Dan.

The Norns

Under last night’s full moon I finally finished this year’s first batch of flying ointment. One has to prepare the oil 48 hours before setting the salve. It focuses on a personal recipe I call “the Norns”. The Norns are the Norse version of the fates, three wise sisters who protect the roots of the Tree of Life, Yggdrasill. Like the Fates of Greek myth the Norns decided the fate of gods and men.

This batch is made with Henbane (leaf, root, and flowers), Belladonna (leaf), and Mandrake (leaf). Like the Norns themselves these three herbs are particularly important in the history of mankind. The true entheogens of pre-Christian European shamanism, of the Solanaceae family of herbs, they are a powerful trimunative. To them I add a touch of mugwort to round out the scent.

One thing they never mention in the history books is that flying ointment, when made properly, has a wonderful odor unlike almost anything I have ever smelled otherwise. I find that this combination of herbs produces a pleasant earthy smell, herbal on its edges.

Unlike the basically homeopathic “witch’s ointments” being passed off online my recipe calls for a level of intoxicant that is dangerous at the best of times. A tablespoon’s worth rubbed on the skin will leave you in a 3 hour coma. Much more and you better have health insurance.

The poison path is not a child’s game. The idea that these ointments are there to “set the mood” or “charge you” in some new-aged sales pitch way is ridiculous. The flying ointments of old were a dangerous concoction of narcotic drugs that left the user in a trance state, a stupor that lasts an hour similar to drunkenness and then a multiple hours long drug induced coma from which the user can not be awoken. During said coma the experience is that of flying, often with the vivid experience of having travelled to and participated in a surreal orgy of monstrous ideas. Sexual content is common in these visions.

The Norns are fickle mistresses. They may lead you to a gathering of like minded entities where secrets are revealed of ancient ways, or they may transform you into a raging animal, grinding your teeth and tearing across fields and moors like the Black Dog itself. Not a path to tread lightly.



A note to those who would desire the recipe for the Norns and to those who seek the poison path in general.

Foxes Music AU
  • Riko, Kevin, Jean, and Neil are a popular band called The King’s Men (referring to Riko ofc). Riko sings, Kevin plays guitar, Jean drums, and Neil plays bass
  • they act like bros in front of the cameras, but no one can stand Riko and there’s constant tension. he beats them, and they all “belong” to him in some way, similar to in the books
  • until one incident with Kevin goes too far

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1. I am not the person who runs this blog, in case you accuse me of such.

2. I would have posted this on the other “True” blog if the inbox was open yet.

So, the other mod is back and is already dissing this blog. She disappears for almost two and a half months with no explanation and doesn’t expect anyone to fill the gap? Now she’s back, still with no explanation and we’re all supposed to give her pats.

Her private business may be her own–she may have been in a coma for all we know, but she can’t expect the online community to just sit and twiddle their thumbs wondering WTF.

I see no reason why all three (that I know of) confession blogs can’t co-exist in harmony, the more, the saltier.

~Anonymous

[ info ≫ bodies / vessels ]

due to King’s circumstances as the Ruler of the Observers, a being who may as well be the key to maintain the universe, their body is essentially within a constant resting state, a coma some would even call it. most functions are shut down and are to remain that way. however they aren’t exactly a sleeping beauty. true they may be restricted from using their body, but that doesn’t mean they have to remain within it at all times. or at least not all of them. it’s not surprising for the Ruler to be both within their home realm and another. Thanks to the powers granted to them they can momentarily leave their body in favor of one of many vessels.

they stick to three primarily. one is that of an interesting and uniquely made doll, something a cross between a traditional doll and a ball jointed one. while this particular body is considered their most used one when in the realm of the Observers, it’s seldom used anywhere else unless they are accompanied by one of their sentient vessels. Observers deemed useless are often executed, or taken in by King and instead act as both servants and their body. in truth King detests possessing others and using them as a meat puppet but, at times it is needed. one vessel had taken it upon himself to both alter their appearance and dress in a similar manor to King, while another has remained the same child they were before. when it comes to frequenting other realms King will typically possess whichever one they feel would be more likely to go unnoticed. so it’s rather normal to see an almighty being seemingly become a child. 

they can only inhabit these particular bodies for a short time however, least the souls and minds within begin to vanish or merger with their own, an act that would be incredibly hard to undo.

Destiel hurt/comfort ficrecs

for @jewelcas :D 

(note: some/most of these fics include nurse/doctor!dean, nurse/doctor!cas)


Ghost Dance -  Words:51194
In post-apocalyptic isolation, Castiel nurses Dean back to something like his former self, but will a time come when Dean’s recovered –and rediscovered– too much? 

Preacher Comfort -  Words:42799 
Dean Winchester works as a nurse at an after-hours medical clinic. He’s a champion at what he does, but for him, professionalism has its pitfalls: good-looking patients make him flustered. Luckily, his fly-by-night infatuation evaporates within minutes, since most patients only swing by once. Castiel (fondly known as Bee Sting Guy around the clinic) is one of those iniquitously handsome fellows – and he keeps coming back. He’s also a Catholic priest, 94% asexual, and in need of the tender love that happens to be Dean’s speciality. 

Scale from One to Ten -  Words:14107 
Dean’s a nurse, Castiel is one of his patients.“They removed my appendix through my belly button.”
“They sure did. On a scale from one to ten, how is your pain?”

Vital Signs -  Words:67188 
The nurse grinned again and it did something odd to Castiel’s stomach. Too many Lucky Charms, he rationalized. Lucky Charms and pain meds don’t mix.“I’m Dean. And I’ll be your nurse this evenin’.”

Dean Goes to the Doctor -  Words:21491 
When Dean wakes up one morning feeling like he swallowed razor blades and his skin is on fire he figures he’d deal with it, but when he coughs up blood he makes the reluctant decision to head in to see his doctor, except his doctor has retired. The new doctor that has taken over his practice is the one and only Castiel Novak, and Dean finds the new doctor more interesting than he wants to, and somehow this doctor gets Dean to come in again. Shortly after meeting the new doctor he gets injured on the job and lands himself in the hospital in need of surgery. The handsome doctor comes to see him and sweet fluffiness ensues. 

After You’re Gone -  Words:33803 
After a traumatic childhood experience Dean is left to battle his ongoing struggle with panic induced asthma. It’s 1972 and now he’s faced with even greater problems. But, maybe a certain blue eyed man can cause for a bit of a distraction. 

Nothing to Moan About -  Words:12431
Doctors Dean and Castiel don’t get along, before tragedy forces mostly Castiel to reevaluate. 

Muscle Memory -  Words:18961
Dear Castiel, Hello – it’s Castiel. This must all seem very confusing, and I’m sorry for that. Dean says to tell you that this isn’t some kind of ‘time-travel stunt’, although I’m sure that won’t be your first thought. I know it wasn’t mine. I’ve told Dean to leave now, as this is my notebook and I want everything in it to come from me – or rather, from you. I know you think it’s the fifteenth of January, 2010, but it isn’t. At the time of my writing this, the date is the fourth of October, 2013. Dean Winchester is your boyfriend of a year and a half, and you no longer work at the library, and in early 2010 you were hit by a car and hospitalised. I’m sorry.

While You Were Sleeping -  Words:15403 
The one where Castiel is a nurse and most definitely does not have a crush on his patient. His patient who may or may not be in a coma. Nope. No way. Okay, maybe a little? It was all Sam’s fault, really.And to think, he used to be so professional.

Herb of the Week-Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla)

Common names

Anemone
Easter Flower
Hartshorn Plant
Pasque Flower
Prairie Smoke
Pulsatilla
Twinflower
Wild Crocus
Windflower

Pulsatilla (botanical name Anemone pulsatilla) is a perennially growing herb that grows up to a height of about 18 inches and is swathed with silky bristles or hairs. This plant bears leaves that are delicately divided and produces a single light violet flower having yellow stamens. These stamens develop into downy seed heads when the flowers have withered.

The pasqueflower (also spelt as pasque flower) is a forerunner of spring and has been named so since it blooms during the Easter all through most of its range. In a number of regions in the West as well as Midwest, this plant is also called the prairie smoke. The reason behind giving this name to the plant is that long after the flower blossomed and the fruit head has matured, the elongated hair-like threads which are attached to the fruits become silken as well as feathery. When the wind gusts blow these feather-like tails, ensuing outcome gives a false impression of smoke traversing the prairie. This plant is also known as the wild crocus, which indicates the role of the plant as being a harbinger of spring. The Latin name of the species patens refers to the dispersing manner of the plant’s petals akin to sepals. Since the pasqueflower more often than not produces two flowering stems, the Dakota Sioux Indians have given the plant a name which when literally translated into English implies ‘twinflower’.

In the terms of flowers, the windflower is said to be abandoned. According to myths, the envious Greek goddess Flora transformed the nymph Anemone into a windflower at what time she had drawn the attention of her husband Zephyr. In turn, he deserted Anemone, discarding her to be blown by the wind. It is also said that this flower originated from the blood of Adonis, while the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite wailed over his slain body.

It has been documented that some Indians discovered a number of realistic uses of pulsatilla. These native Indians jammed their nose with the sepals of the plant to facilitate in stopping bleeding. In addition, they also mashed the leaves of the plant and applied it topically to ease rheumatic pains.

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anonymous asked:

What are some other long Doctor!Cas fics that you like?

These are my most favorite doc!cas fics that i’ve read so far. One of them was taken down however if you message me I can send you a PDF/EPUB via email <3 This got a lot longer that I thought lol

Good Things Do Happen – Dr. Sexy Edition (110k, doc!cas, patient!dean) |Dean has hit rock-bottom when he wakes up from a coma after causing an accident while driving drunk. He doesn’t see that it’s rock-bottom, though. He believes he’s still in free-fall because the darkness that has killed John Winchester and has almost claimed Dean’s life, too, is all he can see.
But then Dr. Novak steps into his life, a guiding light in Dean’s darkest hour, and no one can blame him if he notices just how attractive the doctor is. If it only weren’t for the problem that he’s falling hard for this man, which will most certainly lead to a broken heart and more whiskey. Because that’s what happens when a washed up drunk like Dean Winchester falls for a doctor who is sexier than Dr. Sexy. Or isn’t it?
Then there are also Dr. Novak’s brother Gabriel, who isn’t ashamed of watching Dr. Sexy, and Balthazar, who has a tendency to blurt out the most inappropriate comments at the most inopportune times. And of course don’t forget the issue of family. Because Sammy is in Stanford and better off without Dean. And Dean is happy for him, he really is, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t still hurt. Or that it doesn’t have to be dealt with if Dean really wants to take up the fight and heal. (fav)

Dean Goes to the Doctor (21k words, doctor!cas, bartender!dean) | When Dean wakes up one morning feeling like he swallowed razor blades and his skin is on fire he figures he’d deal with it, but when he coughs up blood he makes the reluctant decision to head in to see his doctor, except his doctor has retired. The new doctor that has taken over his practice is the one and only Castiel Novak, and Dean finds the new doctor more interesting than he wants to, and somehow this doctor gets Dean to come in again. Shortly after meeting the new doctor he gets injured on the job and lands himself in the hospital in need of surgery. The handsome doctor comes to see him and sweet fluffiness ensues. (fav)

Nothing to Moan About (12k words, doc!cas, doc!dean) | Doctors Dean and Castiel don’t get along, before tragedy forces mostly Castiel to reevaluate.

Unfold Your Love (35k, doc!cas, cop!dean) | This is the story of how a cop and an ER doc meet and fall in love.

Salvation (99k, doc!cas, veteran!dean) | Dean is an honorably discharged marine who lives in celibacy because celibacy is better than the alternative.Castiel is a well renowned doctor who has suffered through enough death for a lifetime.Before all this, Dean and Castiel were “the real thing”, according to everyone around them. Then life happened and they were screwed out of everything.Now, ten years later, Dean and Cas see each other again and they have to face everything holding them apart.

Heartburn (52k, doc!cas, nurse!dean) | Dean Winchester, a certified Burn RN, is one of the most dedicated employees the St. Devic Hospital has and today is no different. But when his patient expectantly goes into cardiac arrest and needs to be transferred to the heart hospital floor under the care of one Doctor Novak, Dean can’t help but feel his patient isn’t the only one who’s going to have to get his heart under control.

Finding His Voice (50-60k, psychiatrist!cas, patient!dean) | Castiel had seen many patients come and go in his years as a psychiatrist, but none of them were quite like Dean Winchester. The background story that came along with the silent,surly patient horrified even him, and as he struggled to get Dean to accept and trust him, the damaged man proved to be brighter and more beautiful than anyone could ever have imagined. (fav) ((the latest (longer) doc!cas fic i’ve read, its absolutely incredible, misha (well their version of him) is even in it :3))

These aren’t doc!cas however they’re nurse!cas/nurse!dean/doc!dean but they’re also very good! 

Any Little Heartbreak (76k words, nurse!cas, surgeon!dean)Dean Winchester knows everything there is to know about the human heart.Well.Anatomically speaking. (fav)

Preacher Comfort (42k words, nurse!dean, priest!cas) | Dean Winchester works as a nurse at an after-hours medical clinic. He’s a champion at what he does, but for him, professionalism has its pitfalls: good-looking patients make him flustered. Luckily, his fly-by-night infatuation evaporates within minutes, since most patients only swing by once. Castiel (fondly known as Bee Sting Guy around the clinic) is one of those iniquitously handsome fellows – and he keeps coming back. He’s also a Catholic priest, 94% asexual, and in need of the tender love that happens to be Dean’s speciality.

Scale from One to Ten (14k words, nurse!dean, patient!cas)Dean’s a nurse, Castiel is one of his patients.“They removed my appendix through my belly button.“ "They sure did. On a scale from one to ten, how is your pain?”

Vital Signs (67k words, nurse!dean, patient!cas) | The nurse grinned again and it did something odd to Castiel’s stomach. Too many Lucky Charms, he rationalized. Lucky Charms and pain meds don’t mix.“I’m Dean. And I’ll be your nurse this evenin’.”

While You Were Sleeping (15k, nurse!cas, patient!dean) | The one where Castiel is a nurse and most definitely does not have a crush on his patient. His patient who may or may not be in a coma. Nope. No way. Okay, maybe a little? It was all Sam’s fault, really.And to think, he used to be so professional.

It’s Only Love We’re Falling In (18k, nurse!cas) | Castiel is a nurse. Dean isn’t a very pleasant person. Castiel and Dean don’t get along at first, then, naturally, like in most romantic comedies, things happen. Like unwillingly falling in love.

Happy reading!!! :D

anonymous asked:

Prompt? “you’re a stress baker and i stay up too late working and i’m writing a thank you note to the ethereal being responsible for the food magically appearing in the common room” au ??? :D

I don’t know if you meant, HP, but that’s where my brain went soooo….

Stiles is a stress baker.

This is problematic for several reasons.

One, he’s a muggle at a magic school.

Two, the Slytherin dorms are possibly, absolutely the least conducive place to stress baking ever.

Three, he’s not even supposed to know where the kitchens are, let alone frequent them.

But Stiles has never been one to follow rules.

Thus he befriended one of the house elves his second year.

That had been mostly just for snacking purposes.

It was only in his fifth year that he really began baking, and now in his sixth, it’s kicked into over drive as he finds himself in the kitchen nearly every night.

The baking serves many purposes.

It lets him get out his stress and his worry about his dad, but it also lets him feel connected to his mom because it was something they always did together. Then he studies while everything is in the over; it’s the perfect balance for his ADHD.

He doesn’t actually care about eating what he bakes that often. Occasionally he’ll take something to give to Scott, but usually he just lets the elves decide what to do with it.

He doesn’t really bother himself with it.

He just bakes and focuses on making it through the year.

Derek’s glad Laura graduated last year because she’d be yelling at him if she could see him now.

His whole family constantly tells him to relax, to take a load off, but he usually just ignores them.

It’s his last year, he’s Head Boy, and he really just wants to make everyone proud.

So what if Erica teases him mercilessly about needing to get a life or more specifically, a love life.

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Document communication

This post may not apply to all of you, but I know a lot of you work with people whose communication is impaired, so:

I’ve come to believe that if others are reporting that someone has no communication, it is important for others responsible for their care to do everything in their power to counteract this.

Being perceived as noncommunicating is dangerous. It can prevent someone from ever being listened to. It can also lead ableists to withhold medically necessary care because they believe that person’s life is not worth living. 

You can’t reliably assess someone’s receptive communication unless they have expressive communication that you can understand (and even then, it’s difficult). Being unable to respond is not the same as having no understanding, and it’s wrong to assume that people don’t understand. So, really, no living person should ever be described as having no communication. That may not be in your power to fix, but keeping it in mind will help you to treat people better.

Beyond that, most people who are described as having no expressive communication actually do. Don’t be led astray by someone else saying that someone is “noncommunicative” or “nonverbal”. Unless the person they’re talking about is in a coma, they’re probably wrong. If you look for communication, you will be able to listen to them better, and also better able to protect them by documenting their communication. So look for it, and document it, and tell other people who care for them. Their life may depend on it, and the way they’re treated almost certainly does.

Some specific things you can look for:

  • Do they turn their head when you come in?
  • Flap their hands when they’re angry or happy?
  • Vocalize?
  • Say words that may or may not be communicative? 
  • Try to get out of their chair?
  • Sing?
  • Become more calm or agitated when you speak to them?
  • Make eye contact?
  • Say numbers?
  • (There are any number of other things)

Everyone with voluntary control over any part of their body communicates. If you’re working with someone, learn their communication and do what you can to make it known that their communication exists and matters.

anonymous asked:

so i'm playing my first game of D&D, and (skipping my life story) i've just become a "tainted one" by the yuan-ti. My DM is busy, and i want some information on what this will mean. so my question is, can you give me some information on being a "tainted one"? or can you tell me where i could find some information?

I have the book they’re from (Monsters of Faerun) but due to a bout of food poisoning I don’t really want to go look for it.  I did however find this

Yuan-ti create most of their servitors from human prisoners. They also may transform human worshipers who voluntarily agree to become tainted ones. Humans become tainted ones by drinking a distillation of yuan-ti venom mixed with certain herbs and roots.

Any human who drinks this mixture, whether by choice or by force, must make a Fortitude saving throw (DC 16). If the saving throw fails, the victim must make a Constitution check (DC 15). Success at this check means the character becomes a tainted one in a painful transformation that lasts 1d6 days. Failure means the character slowly becomes a broodguard in 7-12 (1d6+6) days. If the Fortitude save is successful, the victim immediately lapses into a coma; death will follow in 1 hour. A comatose victim can be revived with a delay poison or neutralize poison spell, if the spell is cast within 1 hour after the mixture has been swallowed. Human-headed yuan-ti have the ability to neutralize poison, and they may save a comatose victim themselves. It is not for the victim’s benefit. A human who fails his save after drinking the mixture may suddenly find himself conscious again, only to face another flask of the mixture when the yuan-ti attempt another transformation.

Only humans can become tainted ones. Non-humans who drink the yuan-ti mixture must make the same Fortitude save (DC 16), however. If the save is successful, the nonhuman will be violently ill, unable to take any action for 1d4 rounds. If the save fails, the non-human becomes comatose and dies in 1d4+1 rounds.

If a human fails his saving throw after consuming the mixture, a few desperate measures may prevent his transformation into a tainted one. If neutralize poison, dispel magic, remove curse, and heal are cast on the victim, in precisely that order, the transformation process will be reversed. However, the victim will permanently lose 1 point of Intelligence. A wish, limited wish, or miracle spell will reverse the transformation with no loss of Intelligence. Once the transformation is complete, only a wish or a miracle can restore the victim to his former self.

sounds like rough seas ahead for your character.

Inside Out Special RP Scenario: Send "The Journey Inside" and I will create new Muses to Represent different Emotions or Characteristics of My Muse for Your's too Meet, who will lead Your Muse around as that Travel into My Muse's Body and Mind for one of the following reasons..(Be sure to add the Number for the Scenario)

1. The Muse has Fallen into a Coma, Your Muse finds a way to link minds with Mine, so they may venture in and awaken My Muse..

2. The Muse has succumb to a terrible Injury, Your Muse how found a way to enter their body, so they may find and try to fix the Problem..

3. The Muse has fallen ill, be it a virus, infection, poison..ect. Your Muse has been given the cure, and must now enter the body to cure Mine..

4. The Muse is suffering a Mental/Emotional Illness or Damage, Your Muse enters to find the problem and correct it..

5. The Muse has lost their Memory, Your Muse enters to restore the Memories..

6. Your Muse enters My Muse just to see what makes them tick and explore..

7. Your own reason..

8. My own reason..

Not enough vitamin B1 can cause brain damage

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

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Symptoms can include confusion, hallucinations, coma, loss of muscle coordination and vision problems such as double vision and involuntary eye movements. Untreated, the condition can lead to irreversible brain damage and death, according to neurologists at Loyola University Medical Center.

In the developed world, Wernicke encephalopathy typically occurs in people who have disorders such as alcoholism and anorexia that lead to malnourishment.

Wernicke encephalopathy is an example of the wide range of brain diseases, called encephalopathies, that are caused by metabolic disorders and toxic substances, according to a report by Loyola neurologists Matthew McCoyd, MD, Sean Ruland, DO, and José Biller, MD, in the journal Scientific American Medicine.

Acute encephalopathy has a rapid onset of between hours and days. It is commonly due to toxic and metabolic factors.

“Toxic and metabolic encephalopathies may range in severity from the acute confusional state to frank coma,” McCoyd, Ruland and Biller write. “As permanent injury may occur, an organized approach is needed to make an accurate and rapid diagnosis.“

The hallmark of toxic and metabolic encephalopathies is altered sensorium. This can range from mild attention impairment, such as difficulty spelling a word backwards, to coma.

Toxic encephalopathy can be caused by illegal drugs, environmental toxins and reactions to prescription drugs.

Thiamine deficiency is among the nutritional deficiencies that can cause brain diseases such as Wernicke encephalopathy. The condition likely is underdiagnosed. Although clinical studies find a rate of 0.13 percent or less, autopsy studies show a prevalence as high as 2.8 percent.

“Particularly in those who suffer from alcoholism or AIDS, the diagnosis is missed on clinical examination in 75 to 80 percent of cases,” the Loyola neurologists write.
Untreated, Wernicke encephalopathy can lead to Korsakoff syndrome (KS), characterized by profound memory loss and inability to form memories; patients often can’t remember events within the past 30 minutes. Other KS symptoms can include apathy, anxiety and confabulation (fabricating imaginary experiences to compensate for memory loss).

About 80 percent of Wernicke encephalopathy patients develop KS, and once this occurs, only about 20 percent of patients recover.

Prayer Request

Hello Beloveds,

I have a prayer request that I was hoping you all would pray over and for. A girl from my school has been in the ICU for over 3 months. Today we got the word that doctors informed her family there is nothing more they can do. If I have been told correctly she is in a coma, on a ventilator, and most likely will not make it.

However with that being said we serve a God who has healed and done the miraculous. I ask that you all pray for her healing, and that if it is God’s will she can make a full recovery. I also pray that if it is God’s will for her to pass that she may die in Jesus and known him and his peace. Also, pray for her family for peace, healing, comfort, etc. as they press into the Lord and may they trust in him no matter what may happen.

Thank you beloved. All my love.