As you guys might remember, I've been doing an intership as a hospital chaplain this year. It just ended and I'm looking for a job (had some luck with interviews but I think the economy is a bit nuts). Anways, I was walking around my medical ICU here, and ran into one of my fellow chaplains, who was visiting a friend, whose wife was intubated on my unit. He said that she had some sort of smoke inhalation problem years ago, and then this week she had accidentally inhaled smoke at a picnic, and then been rushed to the hospital.
The part that killed me is that my fellow chaplain, who is a pretty astute person, seemed totally baffled as to why this could land someone with asthma in the hospital. Unfortunately I was rather speechless, as it seemed so obviously to me that smoke would be a problem. I mean really I can't breath outside here barely the humidity is so bad....anyways.
I thought you guys would understand.