omg osooo cold id have to huggle you for warmth
actually not really. i work in 13 degree temps. but then again townsville is never really over 35 degrees anyway. i cant believe all the wusses with AC cranked up. locals too
It's not the temp that bothers me, actually. It will prolly get warmer the coming days. It's the lack of fresh air that ticks me off. Headache, sore eyes, dry skin, stuff like that. Due to that new software release we have to talk alot and all I do right now is just drink water and tea (blegh).
Some of you may remember Sally. Those who do will also remember this
Sally and I have remained fairly close friends since. So when I got woken up at 9:30 this morning by a call saying she needs transport to Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, I was happy to oblige. Her GP had requested she go in for psychiatric assesment and, if nessecary, observation due to chronic and acute depression.
I spent 7 hours there. I had to comfort both her and her mum, because Sally doesn't get along with her.
Sally was given the choice of being discharged or going to the Bently Adolescent Centre (BAC) for overnight observation. She chose to go to the BAC, which I think was a good choice. So I drove her there.
Due to the combination of a short visiting time and poor notice, none of her other friends could come down and visit her. This left her very distressed and not wanting to stay. Upon psychiatric assesment, the doc could get no guarentee from Sally that she wasn't a threat to herself if she was discharged, and admitted her as a code 1 patient, meaning she's classified as an involountry patient, to be contained singularly, at 30 minute observations.
She was not impressed at the idea.
She'll be reassesed tomorrow at 11, which will either lead to her being discharged, reclassified and being held to thursday, or reclassified and held for up to 28 days. I left just before they took her to her room for the night; I knew I wouldn't be able to see her under that much distress and duress, and I needed to drive home. I'll return tomorrow, either to pick her up if she's discharged, or as a regular visiter with a few friends.
I sincerly pray that you never have to see a friend go through that much pain, or through that process. I feel terrible having to leave her like that. I can still hear her protesting in my head; "I'm not staying".