did you end up here? A sweet nurse just came in with your
breakfast and told you that you were in the hospital. You
remember that you had a procedure planned--something to
do with your heart--but you don't remember checking in.
She said it is Wednesday, so you must have been here several
days. Apparently you've been quite a handful, ripping out
your needles, wetting the bed, wandering into other patients'
rooms, and screaming in the middle of the night. That's
not like you, but you're too disoriented to really care.
nurse gave you some medicine before she left, and you suddenly
feel like drifting back to sleep. You'll sort it out when
your family arrives.
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Are Many Treatable Causes of Delirium
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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding
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