KayakerMel t1_jdnbdm3 wrote

The pregnant patient was extremely lucky to survive: >In this case it was obvious that the abdominal implantation was secondary to undiagnosed ruptured left tubal ectopic pregnancy.

The patient needed an emergency c-section and a blood transfusion.

>In our opinion, bleeding from placental implantation site is the most life-threatening complication during laparotomy.

Extremely lucky to have survived.


KayakerMel t1_ja8ybnj wrote

I used to have this problem. I'd try to choose nonfiction books that were basically a series of vignettes, as I could keep track of what was going on better if I could get each chapter in a different sitting. I gave up on audiobooks for a while until this past year. For some reason, something seemed to click and I can keep track of the plot better.

I'm wondering if part of the change is due to the books I'm selecting. I started getting into audiobooks when my friends were reading Becoming by Michelle Obama and I really wanted to hear her read it out. I was able to keep track of progress pretty well. Shortly after my library had a long wait list for a book that was immediately available as an audiobook. Since then, I've been doing a lot of relatively short novels.


KayakerMel t1_j9wc57b wrote

It completely depends on the situation. Little kids can be real escape artists. It can happen with responsible parents or neglectful ones.

My cousin, as a 2-year-old, loved letting himself out of the house. My aunt and uncle had a heck of a time keeping the front door secure from him (rental house so limited in what they could install). Sometimes they were sleeping, but sometimes it could be simply doing something in another room. They're great parents and were doing their best, but it's not realistic to have the kid glued to their sides 24/7. My aunt's horror story was finding him walking up from down the street, having let himself out while she was cooking dinner. It really only resolved when he grew out of the behavior.

The article says they think he got out of the house while his parents were sleeping after last being seen Thursday morning. It could be that the whole house was sleeping and he woke up and let himself out of the house. From the article, it doesn't sound like there's any charges against the parents for doing anything that put him at risk.


KayakerMel t1_j9luli8 wrote

I dyed my hair bright blue early in the pandemic, so had the blue-black dye at the ready to be workplace appropriate. It was something I dreamed of doing but never was the right time because I had to look professional. I kinda hid from video calls for a bit, but my manager saw my hair she mentioned that our employee dresscode does not include anything on hair color. If I was interviewing, I'd likely go with that blue-black like your candidate did, but I have two decades of conditioning that unnatural hair colors aren't professional.


KayakerMel t1_j64utl9 wrote

The Mass GOP put its efforts (and money) behind the Question 4 ballot initiative to overturn the Massachusetts Work & Family Mobility Act. First getting it on the ballot, then attempting to get No to win. They stirred up anti-immigrant fervor and spread misinformation about how state driver's licenses will work for residents without proof of citizenship or immigration status. They were far more successful, as 46.3% voted no compared to the 34.9% who voted Diehl.