I just woke up from a dream about a resident I met in the fall of 2011, when my son David was in the hospital for severe constipation (another trait that runs though the family).
I had a dream that I was going to write and direct a one man show for him to star in, about the dangers of alcohol abuse. He’s a red headed overweight guy, so there’s something inherently down to earth about him (he’s not super attractive or super in shape or anything), so this show was going go be a comedic look at what happens if you drink too much in various settings….geared towards new college students, or maybe high school students.
I was going to have three sets that were on turners, so one side of each set had a flat walls, but then it would turn around when getting ready for the scene…I knew I was going to have one set be a bedroom, and then I was in the process of making up my mind about the two other sets…
I asked Professor Grissom if he would be my assigned mentor (whenever someone signed up to direct a lab show at UVA, you had to ask a professor to be a mentor on the project.) Whenever I did a project, I was always very self sufficient, so my mentor was usually in name only–I pretty much liked to just take the ball and run with it–
I was once the first freshman in UVA history to direct and produce their own theatrical lab show…many people thought I was going to fail. Ha. Little did they know 🙂
The dream was so vivid…I can even remember some of the script, too. In the dream, the resident went to a different college than UVA, but he was going to travel down for rehearsals for the show…I think he was coming from somewhere north of UVA.
The funniest part of the dream, is that i didn’t really like this resident in real life. He didn’t seem to understand the severity of David’s problems, but at the end of his hospitalization when they finally received all the immunology paperwork from Children’s Cincinnati, then he sort-of got it “I’ll fax this to Dr. Shulte right away”.
What a waste of time that was. People who don’t get our case, don’t even want to look…they’re too busy looking for what they want to see “but you have normal blood results here, here and here”, than to listen to what we’re saying “we often have normal test results, only then later to have a documented problem”, found by a culture or a surgery…
You have to examine this exam through the fine print.
Someone please help us.