I want to whine and complain and rant.
I also want some sound advice.
Maybe; This belongs in SB.
I have an education in Nursing.
One of my three areas is Starvation and Malnutrition.
I pick up Hitch Hikers.
ahhhh. It was pissing rain, the wind had picked up, he was wet, he was so glad to be inside a car, he noticed the beauty of the lights on the wet surfaces.
He said, "It is so beautiful out there, from in here."
I invited him to sleep indoors.
He was more than glad to take me up on the offer.
The poor man. It is mildly amusing some of the things he was doing.
I knew he was cold and he was acting like a person in the first stages of hypothermia.
People get a little goofy when too cold.
I gave him half of my meal.
I gave him soft warm clothes and directions on use of the BathTub.
He was tired. He did not need to be told, "Go to bed", twice.
I had noticed the smell of alcohol when he got into the car.
He did not have a back pack nor a bag of any kind.
So; If he had been drinking he was not going to continue.
I thought no more of it. Until morning.
In the morning, I said, "Let me look at you."
He said, "OK." and stood there, while I walked around him and looked at him.
He asked, "What do you see?"
I said, "A severely malnourished man."
I made him something to eat.
High in Carbos, High in Fluid.
After he ate, we talked.
He said he had not been drinking.
This man had crossed that magical line.
He is not malnourished.
He is starving. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketosis#Metabolic_pathways
I wrote down what I think and asked his opinion.
I suggested he take a day off from his other activities and rest.
He agreed. He is resting.
It's sort of fun.
Is this what Jewish Grandmothers do?
They feed people.
I have heard Jewish Jokes about it.
If he is asleep, I let him sleep.
If he wakes up, I feed him.
I Know! I don't let him eat too much at one time.
I explained it to him as best I could.
If he had slept 'out' last night,
he might not be alive today.
He is very thin. He was wet.
His body was throwing Keytones.
Unconscious at what temp?
Such a fine line between asleep and unconscious.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothermi ... d_symptoms
It seem unconscious and death are lower than I remembered.
Science! Keeps changing! Not 84 F. Now it's 82 F.
The temp of the air was 50 F or so.
50 F and wet is not anywhere near 82 F.
Do you worry? About what?
Gallows humor. Have you ever heard of it?
This guy was laughing when I told him.
It is funny. A dark humor, but humor.
How the Hell did he get out in the middle of NowWhere?
Like a stray animal.
But! It's Human!
A fucking talking Monkey!
I think this Monkey would like a cage.
Are the stories of Utah true.
I am willing to bet this guy would convert.
When he wakes up, I'll ask if he has ever hear of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon. (so funny)
"Who is this God, Mormon?"