unfortunately, the a/c unit for the clinic failed and both our afternoon crew and the morning crew fried
my dialysis is the longest at 4.5 hours, even though I wore shorts and a T-shirt, it was scalding in the dialysis chair, after forty minutes I was wondering if I mght pass out. One of the nurses went down to the kitchen and came back with a resupply of ice. I slipped ice chips down the front of my t-shirt, and later poured melted ice-water on to the washcloth that had been trying to cool me off with a dunk in some cold tap water.
The nurses looked pretty limp after the long oven shift, they were there from just before 7 am.
I asked one of the other dialysis patients if he was well done or just medium.
He said, “You can sure stick a fork in me.”
Repairs do not look iminent, apparently several electrical surges did the nasty to the electric motor and so Thursday patients both AM and PM will have a rough time. The weather is supposed to breal cooler by Friday morning. I sure hope that cooler front does not slow down and arrives as forecast.. I thought I might pass out or vomit from the heat, but I dragged through.
There was an a/c problem last year. The hospital was trumpeting how it balanced its budget. I guess that didn’ include heavy duty preventive maintenance on that a/c unit, let alone a replacement.
One blessing, the rest of the hospital full mainly of geriatric patients, was a/c cooled all right, so those patients were comfortable.