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That is all
Failure to Thrive remains one of the saddest diagnoses I can think of.
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transcribe From: transcribe Date: October 25th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
cinemama From: cinemama Date: October 25th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like high school to me...
komos From: komos Date: October 25th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's one of those terms in healthcare-speak (like "Responsible Person") that has a slightly tweaked meaning when removed from the setting.

Out of context, there are days when I'm entirely unconvinced that I'm making with the thriving, either.

And high school? Ugh.

futurenurselady From: futurenurselady Date: October 25th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is. I offer hugs to people with that diagnosis. And try to get them to talk about better days.
komos From: komos Date: October 25th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure I could do your end of the work. Kudos.
daniela From: daniela Date: October 25th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm not sure about why you posted this (maybe i need to read back further) but i actually have positive associations with the diagnosis. when i worked in community clinics with the homeless, it was almost impossible to get someone who was dying hospitalized unless they had an acute care problem. so we spent many hours advocating for people to be admitted for failure to thrive, and sometimes it worked, and people we able to die or have respite in a clean environment where they were getting care.
komos From: komos Date: October 25th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I manage public records for an agency that has oversight of health care providers, and was dealing with the term pretty extensively this morning. Essentially, it's not personally related, but the terminology is still sad-making.
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