PERSONAL BAGGAGE
A Tale of Marriage, Medicine and Murder

Carina

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"...In Oncology all the easy-to-use IV pumps had been collected and replaced by new, computerized machines. In-services on how to operate them were available but Barb, working out her notice, didn’t attend. Also, except for Watt Weeks, the entire patient population had changed, and Barb was training Carina Algood, an RN from the Psych Unit, to fill her position. ..."
"...Carina was built like a fireplug with a small head and brown hair. She filled a chair in the nurses’ lounge, smiling and nodding as Barb showed off the gifts Prader Philpot had brought her: a bright orange hair dryer still bearing its two-dollar price tag from a yard ..."
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"... a staccato wheeze, followed by a croaking gasp. She laughed frequently. Barb and Carina would take care of Watt again tonight, and Penny changed in the bathroom, leaving the door ajar to hear Barb’s update on Mr. Weeks. “We’ve depleted all his insurance days and Utilization Review is ..."
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"... wrinkly skin. “Don’t worry about it, baby! You’ve got extraordinary eyes.” Carina addressed Penny from her seat at the table. “You and me, we’re off the calendar.” She made a tsk, tsk sound between her tongue and the top of her mouth as she shook her head. Penny was about ..."
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"... where I left that helicopter.” With Carina in orientation, Barb would have to explain everything to her as well as care for their patients, so neither of them had time to help Penny with her four charges. Penny had to muddle through on her own. On Wednesday morning, day-shift nurses ..."
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"... on her own. On Wednesday morning, day-shift nurses awaited Report while Penny, Barb, and Carina huddled at the desk, trying to calculate their patients’ IV fluid intakes. The new pumps had not been cleared at the end of day shift, and they couldn’t figure out how to clear them. “I know ..."
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"... “I know what, y’all,” Carina said. Her brown eyes were big ovals surrounded by thick lashes. “Let’s divide each total in half and claim that. Today’s nurses can get somebody to show them how to clear these little gismos, and we’ll get them to teach us when we come back tonight.” ..."
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"... gismos, and we’ll get them to teach us when we come back tonight.” “Sounds good to me,” Penny said, too tired to think of a better solution. “Carina, what did you mean you and I are off the calendar?” “Over thirty-one: I’m over forty and I assume you are too.” “Oh, I ..."

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"... to the ER. Have a nice day! Carina Algood greeted Penny in the staff lounge. “Can you believe it? We’re down to three itsy-bitsy patients. I’ll take two if you’ll do Nealy Logan. His room’s so full of flowers I can’t breathe in there.” Penny agreed, searching for scrub ..."
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"... in there.” Penny agreed, searching for scrub bottoms in the uniform cabinet. “I couldn’t find extra-large or large,” Carina said. “I put on a medium because the next size in there is enormous!” Penny scrutinized Carina’s skin-tight pants and phoned the laundry room, leaving a ..."
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"... Penny scrutinized Carina’s skin-tight pants and phoned the laundry room, leaving a message on their answering machine. The medium pants Penny had selected ended three inches above her ankles and when Carina took a look at Penny’s outfit, she launched into her distinctive, wheezing laughter. ..."
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"... on it in his car, but he can’t bring it when we travel.” In Report, they learned about Carina’s patients: Inez Cathy with breast cancer, who needed blood and platelets, and Josephine Banks, recovering from her second stroke. Penny’s patient, Nealy Logan, had a systemic infection and ..."
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"... I’ll try and find some for you, Nealy.” Penny restarted Mr. Logan’s IV, hung the piggyback, and set it to infuse while listening to Carina cough and sneeze in the staff lounge. On the sixth sneeze, Penny excused herself from Mr. Logan’s room. In the lounge, Carina rummaged in her tote ..."
"...In the lounge, Carina rummaged in her tote bag. “Crap on a cracker! My inhaler’s got to be in here somewhere. Look!” She turned her back to show Penny that her pants had split from the seat down the inside of one leg, almost to her knee. When ..."
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"... like ER found a good vein for your IV.” Carina had assembled Flossie Mae’s chart and was entering her diet and lab tests into the computer when Penny returned to the desk. “She has an order for vital signs every two hours,” Carina whispered. Penny looked at her. “You’ve lost your ..."
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"... two hours,” Carina whispered. Penny looked at her. “You’ve lost your voice!” “It’s the lilies,” Carina croaked. “I’ll be all right if you keep that door closed.” She coughed again. “Are your patients okay?” Penny asked. “Maybe you should go home.” The phone ..."
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"... again. “Are your patients okay?” Penny asked. “Maybe you should go home.” The phone rang and Carina whispered “Hello,” then handed Penny the receiver. “It’s ER with Report on Flossie Mae.” Penny had just hung up when the phone rang again. “Oncology, Penny ..."
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"... of everything and then stops.” Leroy shuffled papers while Penny opened the snacks she had brought, set them on the staff table, and invited Carina, Leroy, and both guards to join her. While they ate, they listened to snatches of a large variety of music. “I see what you mean,” Leroy ..."
"...He replaced the receiver and turned to Penny and Carina, who were waiting to hear their fate. “You don’t have to admit this one,” he said. “She’ll still be an ER out-patient. She complains of abdominal pain and the flat plate shows she’s chock-full of you-know-what. ER’s too busy to handle it, and I know ..."
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"... mouth and lifted his cup in a toast. “Enemas until clear,” he mumbled, grinning as he entered the stairwell. “I’ll take her,” Carina said. “I love to give enemas.” “Your voice is back!” Penny said. “It sounds like she might need a three-H.” “What is ..."
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"... got to be agonizing!” Satisfied that Flossie Mae was finally asleep, Penny checked her morning labs and caught up on her charting. Then she walked to room 403, which smelled like a sewer. “Would you like me to check your labs for you?” she asked Carina. “I already did them, but ..."
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"... you don’t know, then you can do anything else to me.” “We’ll be in the hall,” Carina said, pushing Penny out of the room and pulling the door closed behind them. “I’d rather smell a little tobacco any day.” “How come flowers are more deadly to your sinuses than smoke ..."
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"... “I’d rather smell a little tobacco any day.” “How come flowers are more deadly to your sinuses than smoke and shit?” Penny asked. “This stink would gag a maggot!” Carina smiled. “I’ve never heard that before.” Penny grinned and held up a long, bony, index finger. ..."
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"... page Housekeeping for you.” Carina balanced her checkbook while Penny loaded a fresh pot of coffee and then joined Kerri, who was cleaning 403. “How’re you coming with it?”, Penny asked her from the hallway. “It already smells better.” “You destroyed it,” Kerri ..."
"...Wednesday night Penny’s only patient was Mr. Logan. Inez Jordan had been discharged, and Carina took care of Mrs. Banks and an outpatient who left before midnight. Penny spent most of the night reading PARALYZED, a paperback thriller one of the patients had left behind. In it the villain said he gave up importing cocaine because scamming Medicare and Medicaid was easier, ..."

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Chapter 26: Chapter Twenty-Six
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"... give it daylight for exploring its big, new home. “You okay? I was a tiny bit worried,” Carina said when Penny, after running up four flights of steps, huffed and puffed into the staff room. “I picked out some long scrubs for you.” “Thanks.” Penny opened the bathroom door. “I ..."
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"... and I’ll take the other new one and keep my little Josephine Banks.” Penny had just poured a cup of coffee and joined Carina at the table in the staff room when she recognized Prader Philpot standing out at the desk. Prader shuffled into the room and scowled at her. “Can I buy a cup of ..."
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"... does is A-okay by me ‘cause he’s The Bud!” As the elevator door closed, Carina exploded in laughter and Report was further delayed because every nurse had a favorite Prader story to tell their newest and most appreciative staff member. Eventually, Penny entered Mr. Logan’s room and ..."
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"... Stashing the sheets on a chair, Penny raided her locker for money. “I didn’t eat much lunch.” Carina handed Maria a bill. “I’ll take any little thing that looks good to you.” Flossie Mae turned from the phone. “Wait a minute, Maria. Let me go with you.” Mr. Logan called ..."
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"... “Please call me if there’s anything you need.” When Maria and Flossie Mae returned, Maria scarfed down the last bites of an ice cream drumstick and clocked out, leaving Penny, Carina, and Flossie Mae with their supper in the staff room. “So you two know each other from working in ..."
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"... and clocked out, leaving Penny, Carina, and Flossie Mae with their supper in the staff room. “So you two know each other from working in Dixiana,” Carina said. “How’s the hospital there?” “The way things are these days, it’s hard for small hospitals to make it,” Flossie Mae ..."
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"... and he sounded high. I think I’ve convinced him not to come up here, but please watch out for him, just in case.” “What does your son look like?” Carina asked. Flossie Mae directed her gaze at Penny. “Tall, dark, and handsome,” she said. While the overhead speakers serenaded ..."
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"... said. While the overhead speakers serenaded them with The Tennessee Waltz, Carina settled into a chair at the desk and Penny and Flossie Mae carried linens to Mrs. Banks’s room. After a day of clatter and alarms, quiet-time settled over the floor like a blanket draped over a bed. Penny ..."
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"... Mae, lurching forward, collapsed in her mother’s doorway, her legs and trunk still in the room. Carina shouted into the desk telephone, “Emergency in Oncology! Emergency! Security STAT!” Penny raced toward Flossie Mae’s sprawled, face-down body. She knelt beside her, trying to ..."
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"... Penny struggled to roll Flossie Mae onto her back and Carina scrambled to help her, diving into the room over Flossie Mae’s body to begin compressions. One of Carina’s shoulders was pressed against the door facing as she counted: “One and two and three and four and five, breathe.” ..."
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"... four and five, breathe.” Penny lifted Flossie Mae’s chin, pinched her nose, and sealed her own lips against those of her friend. Between breaths, Penny watched a hole in Flossie Mae’s pink jersey, from which blood gushed with each of Carina’s compressions. The stairwell door flew open ..."
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"... scared,” she said. Carina washed her hands at the sink in the corner, then extracted a patient gown from the cabinet and put it on backwards over her blood-stained scrub uniform. She positioned herself beside the bed, blocking Mrs. Banks’s view of the room. Ruth Robertson, that ..."
"...Stripping off her blood-spattered chemo garb, Penny ran to the storage alcove beside the elevator and speed-rolled a wheelchair back to 406. She helped Carina lift Mrs. Banks into it and Carina pushed the patient, staring straight ahead, into an empty room, where Penny helped her transfer Mrs. Banks into the fresh bed. Outside Mrs. Sharp’s room, Penny slipped on another disposable gown, a fresh mask, and a new pair of gloves. ..."
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"... which she could function, determined to remain competent through the rest of the shift. Carina collapsed into a chair at the table. “All our patient’s doors are shut, and I closed the doors to Fourth.” “Are you okay?’ Penny asked. Carina countered with, “Are you? I think I’m ..."
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"... “All our patient’s doors are shut, and I closed the doors to Fourth.” “Are you okay?’ Penny asked. Carina countered with, “Are you? I think I’m probably in shock.” “I’ll be better when the chemo finishes up. It’s almost done.” Penny poured herself a small amount of ..."
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"... the elevator. One uniformed officer entered the lounge and snapped a flash shot of Carina and Penny. “You must not talk to anyone about what happened tonight, and do not discuss it with each other. Think through what you saw so you can give your statement when we call you.” Unrolling a ..."
"...Unrolling a body bag, Carina spread it out beside Flossie Mae and unzipped it, laying the upper half back against the floor. Penny watched the guards roll Flossie Mae onto her side, then she and Carina fan-folded the bottom half of the bag, pushed it close against Flossie Mae’s back, and the guards ..."
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"... “Mrs. Sharp in 406 is a little squirrely,” Penny said, “but I turned on her bed-alarm, and I don’t think she’ll get up without calling. Her chemo’s finished. Mr. Logan in 409 is going home today.” Penny waited at the elevator while Carina told them about her patients. ..."

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"...Penny and Carina rode the elevator down to First and moved through the hallway in silence, each immersed in her own thoughts. When they entered the conference room, two policemen rose from the long table of polished cherry and one of them, a short overweight man, pulled out two chairs before ..."
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"... must ask you to pledge that you will tell the truth and sign your pledge. Will you do that?” Penny glanced at Carina, who smiled and nodded. With less enthusiasm Penny said, “Yes, I will.” “Good. We are going to interview you individually, then talk with you together.” After ..."
"...the hall and returned, counting her steps back and forth, and back and forth, checking her watch often, her anxiety increasing as the minute hand advanced more and more slowly. After ten minutes the door opened and her chest constricted, squeezing adrenalin out into her tissues. As Carina passed, she touched Penny’s arm with icy-cold fingers. ..."
"...Carina must have told them that she already knew Flossie Mae! “I worked with her several times in Dixiana, and after she came here I went to her apartment one morning for awhile when I was sick.” Conscious that her words sounded like they belonged in a ..."
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"... she would get confused if they asked her questions. “Now, we’re going to ask Carina Algood to come back in and go over all this again with both of you,” the younger policeman said. “We must be sure we don’t overlook anything.” Riding up to Fourth on the elevator Penny said, ..."
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"... of you,” the younger policeman said. “We must be sure we don’t overlook anything.” Riding up to Fourth on the elevator Penny said, “Carina, are you sure you didn’t see his face at all?” “No, just like I told them, he ran by me and went down the steps. I thought Flossie ..."
"...Carina came into the room. “Joyce is here early and she says that if you sign out your little charts, she’ll take over your patients so you can go home. I need to stay and find somebody to trade a shift with me next week. I’ve already ..."

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