Wednesday, September 19, 2012

About Me

Hi, my name is Spencer Davidson. I am a graduate from Bucyrus High School.  It's a medium sized town just North of here, if you dont know the town you might have heard of the Bratwurst Festival.  As I attended Bucyrus High School, I played football, basketball and baseball.  I am attending OSU Marion for Biomedical Engineering.  My major mostly consists of math and chemistry, so if you see me around dont be affraid to say hi.

The essay that struck me the most is "On Washing Hands."  Before reading this essay I never thought about doctors spreading germes through the halls of the hospital.  In my life, my mom has recently passed in a hospital.  She had smoked her self to death.  I remember she had a stroke like symptom and had lost most of her brain functions.  When visiting her in the hospital it was hard to tell if she knew me.  I remember she always smiled when she saw me, but she couldnt talk, and she smiled to everyone.  She had spent two years in the hospital and never recovered.  While in the hospital she always got sick with amonia.  Every person had to wear a gown and put on gloves before seeing her.  Her immune system couldnt handle the simplest tasks.  But after reading this essay, it kinda gets me thinking doctors had passed bacteria from another patient.  Doctors and nurses were constantly giving her medicine and washing her.  Maybe a couple forgot to wash their hands.  In conclusion doctors should always wash their hands, with no fight at all! My favorite part in the essay is when the doctor realizes he may have passed bacteria to his patient at the end."Until that moment, when i stood there looking at the sign on his door, it had not occurred to me that i might have given him that infection. but the truth is i may have. one of us certainly did."

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