You read about the possibility that a patient can vomit up their own feces, but you don't really believe it until you see it for yourself.
Today, I saw it.
And believe me, it's something you don't want to see.
Thanks, surgical service, for dragging your feet on agreeing to take the patient, long enough for his problem to go from "oh, we'll get to it" to "oh, gosh, is that his feces spewing from his mouth?"
Why, yes. Yes, it is.
"Why is this happening?" yelled his daughter, as she wiped some of her father's feces from the side of her neck.
"We're going to get him transferred to surgery."
"Could you help me clean up first?"
"No, first I'm going to get a surgeon on the phone so we can get this taken care of, now."