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Sickbay Is this a spot or Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)

Posted June 30, 2021, 12:09 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Paris Carisi (Armorer/Physicist) (Kate O'Neill)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Siegfried Abel (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay Is this a spot or Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Paris Carisi (Armorer/Physicist) in Sickbay Is this a spot or Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Siegfried Abel (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay Is this a spot or Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)
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Ensign Angie Fin stood, but did not sit by the bio bed in sickbay. She held all her appendages close and looked around nervously. Sickbay was such an illusion. It was stark white and glistened liked marble presumably because it was clean but it was sickbay. Sickbay was just a synonym for hometown for germs. She cast an eye at the young handsome Dr. Grecken and let out a sigh. She hoped he was not going to be free. Her history with Dr. Grecken was long and tumultuous. When she came in with tonsilitis, his scans said it was just allergies. When her appendix was about to burst he claimed it was just her eating bad borscht. She shook her head remembering the time he suggested the splitting headache she was experiencing was not a brain tumor but merely a headache like the one she was giving him. Grecken may be easy on the eyes but he did not listen so Angie specifically requested the CMO for this trip to pathogen place.

Ensign Angie Fin (wondering if the medical staff should institute house calls)

Dr. Abel came over a minute later. Unlike Grecken, Abel was very easy on the eyes and had a smile that seemed to wash over a person. “Ensign, you requested to see me? What can I do for you?” he asked.

Abel, CMO

“Hello,” she smiled back feeling instantly as ease…well for as relaxed as one could be in a place like this The CMO has a warm smile that felt like it came from someone who knew the other intimately. “Thank you so much for seeing me on such short notice. The last time I tried to come here they made me wait a ridiculous amount of tie before giving me an appointment.”

“Honey what did you just say,” Yvonne Washington raised an eyebrow over hearing the words coming from the Ensign’s lips. “You called at 0800 hours which I know because that is the start of the shift. I gave you an appointment at 0910.” The annoyance in her voice was clear. Yvonne was a dedicated nurse who took her job seriously but she also was one you did not want to cross.

“Yes and in that time my aneurysm could have burst,” Angie shot back crossing her arms.

“You mean that non existent aneurysm that Dr. Grecken found out was only a headache?” The sarcasm was clear in Yvonne’s voice. “Doc, this one is yours,” she handed over the PaDD that she was carrying. “They definitely aren’t paying me enough to deal with this one.”

“See..” Angie waved a hand at Yvonne “People just don’t listen.”

~ Angie Fin.

Abel smiled and looked at Washington. “Thank you very much, Yvonne.” he said with genuine gratitude.

“Mh hmmm. You say that now but later…doncha be comin’ back to me sayin’ where were you. I’m going on break,” Yvonne muttered to herself walking away. A smile crossed her lips as she knew exactly where she was going. There was almost a skip in her step as she headed towards Grecken. The poor guy was minding his own business sipping coffee and enjoying the lull as he caught up his paperwork. Maybe it was time to get his heart pumping a bit. “Dr. Grecken,” she said in a happy tone.

“Your girlfriend is here to see you,” Yvonne leaned over his desk hooking a thumb over her shoulder.

The mention of the wrong woman brought a chuckle out. “Not Kate but Fin.”

While Yvonne was one of the most caring and dedicated nurses on the Odin, she did have an evil streak and at times loved the torment people suffered. “Relax Dr. Heartthrob,” she waved a hand. “I gave her to Able. Don’t say I don’t do anything for you,” she patted the desk twice and began to move off. “Oh and I need next Saturday off. Got me a hot date with a handsome gent down in sciences. Mmm hmmm, I do love how curious those science boys are. My knowledge of anatomy and his desire for discover....maybe make sure I get the last shift on Sunday.”

He looked at the Ensign’s file and his eyebrows raised. In the 193 days Fin had been on the Odin, she had been to or comm’d Sickbay 94 times. Dr. Grecken had flagged her record with an overall diagnosis of ‘Coo Coo For Cocoa Puffs’, and several of the staff simply refused to deal with her. Abel took a breath and said “Oh, Ms. Washington listens more than you may be aware of, Ensign. Now… how about we chat about what brings you in today?”

Abel, CMO

“This spot. See this spot,” she pointed a spot on her arm and kept pressing it and letting it go. “See it is so red and when I let it go it turns white. I think it is spreading. I am not experiencing any anaphylaxis yet but I didn’t want to take the chance.” Angie Fin continued to poke and prod her arm holding it out for inspection. There was nothing there one could see at a glance except the normal red and white coloration someone has when they are poking at their own skin.

“I noticed it when I got up. The glycerin, hyaluronic acid and propylene glycol cream Grecken gave me last week is doing nothing but making my skin soft. Not that I am complaining. It has seemed to stop the execma from spreading to dangerous levels but it is not doing anything to stop the spots. Are you sure he actually went to medical school?” Looking at the charts, Abel would find no indication the woman had execma or any other chronic or pathogenic skin condition. He would also see that Shaun had run every dermatological test and scan know the Starfleet medical to find she only had xerosis. A container of skin moisturizer was prescribed by the official medical term instead of Vaseline intensive Care Daily Moisturizer. “What do you think we should try first,” Angie looked at Able curiously.

Angie


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