OK….for you medical readers here are a couple of recent patient experiences we have had aboard the Ship of Life. One is from the medical side and the other dental. I promise I am not making this stuff up!
Today a man came into the dental clinic with a tooth that has been bothering him for some time. That is not unusual. What is unusual is the way he has been medicating his toothache in order to get some temporary relief. He has been treating it with acid from his car battery! He says that he places battery acid in the tooth from time to time in order to get relief. Nothing else seemed to help! Well we helped him out with the problem and hopefully he will be able to leave the caps on his battery.
The next involved a medical patient. It seems that a young man came into the clinic who was in his early twenties and although very thin seemed to be in good health. He told the Dr. that whatever he tried, he could not gain weight. A laboratory test was done and he was found to have an “amoeba” like parasite. This particular parasite was difficult to kill with medicine so the patient had to entice the parasite to open its “mouth”. The treatment involved the patient smelling a plate of beef for 15 minutes or so without eating any of it. Several hours later the parasite would open its mouth anticipating food and whammo……you take the medicine and the parasite dies. I promise, I am not making this up. It remains to be seen if the treatment will work or not but we are monitoring the patient’s progress.