PERSONAL BAGGAGE
A Tale of Marriage, Medicine and Murder

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Chapter 5: Chapter Five
"...Connecting the over-bed monitor, Penny observed her patient’s heart pattern: a little fast but with only a few irregular beats. Her blood pressure, temperature, and respirations were normal. She was oriented to time and place and obeyed instructions to grip Penny’s hands and pushed with the balls of both her feet against Penny’s palms. The strength in all four of her extremities seemed equal, but Mrs. Spoonhouse couldn’t keep her eyes open long ..."

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Chapter 12: Chapter Twelve
"...The ER physician said, “We don’t know what drugs this guy took. He was unresponsive with an irregular heart rate and shallow respirations–-he stopped breathing for a short period—so I want to get him up there while he’s stable before something else happens. We’ll fax the drug screen to JMC when we get it.” ..."
"...That couldn’t be right—way too high! She removed the automatic cuff, applied the manual cuff, and pumped it up. Listening with her stethoscope, she heard the thump begin at 170. It stopped at 100. The man’s face was flushed, his eyes closed, and his deep respirations were sixteen-a-minute. ..."
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"... kid who works at the Hi Octane Station.” Penny took in the grey circles under the young man’s eyes and noticed that his face had become less flushed. His respirations were shallow gasps. She shook his shoulder, “Bob! Bob, can you hear me?” His eyelids fluttered but did not open. His ..."
"...His eyelids fluttered but did not open. His heart pattern on the monitor was irregular and had dropped into the fifties. Penny counted his respirations at twelve-a-minute. She turned up the oxygen to six liters and cycled the automatic blood pressure cuff: 70/40 appeared on the screen. All the color had left his face and his pallor called attention to his delicate features and jet-black hair. ..."
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"... Nikes from his trunk and leaned against the car to change shoes. Following Penny’s usual route, they walked at a brisk pace while Zac strained ahead, pulling the collar so hard against his throat that his respirations were noisy. “I was at a Salvation Army meeting,” Johnny said. ..."

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Chapter 17: Chapter Seventeen
"...Mrs. Baucom didn’t flinch when Penny stuck her arm to start the infusion. Her respirations were rapid and shallow, and Penny returned to the Unit sickened that Dr. Scales was not more aggressive in his treatment and that she had not done anything to improve the situation. She resumed reading about unexplained moans emanating from Sunday School rooms and a sanctuary chandelier swinging ..."

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Chapter 19: Chapter Nineteen
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"... pumpkin. After chemotherapy, scanty hair, soft as feathers and the color of stone, had taken the place of Maureen’s black pageboy, and tonight her skin was the color of earth. Her respirations were noisy with congestion as she breathed five liters of oxygen from a nasal cannula. “I’m ..."
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"... her emotions as she wiped Maureen’s perspiring forehead. Her cooling skin was already the color of dust. When Maureen’s heart beat and respirations ceased, Penny notified Dr. Benson. Milton and his family had returned to Dixiana, but Maureen’s cold body remained in Oncology at 5 a.m. ..."

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