Hi everyone, happy Nurse’s Week! I’m sure your hospitals are doing fun and exciting things for you this year – giving out free penlights, stethoscope name tags, a little bag of candy? Maybe an ice cream social?
Actually, I kind of like the ice cream socials.
Anyway! Here at codeblog, we might have a little something to give you in honor of Nurse’s Week! Remember when I got mono? Well, courtesy of GIANTmicrobes, you can get mono, too! Or if you’d prefer, we could get you some cholera, toxic mold, or even gangrene!
How freaking cute is gangrene?! Those vibrant green eyes! The cute little ruffle!
Or Giardia?? Don’t you just want to cradle it and tell it everything will be okay?
One commenter will be rewarded with the bacteria, virus, amoeba or cell of their choice. And pursuant to my post all those many years ago, they have indeed added C. Diff and MRSA! And one of them could be yours!
To be eligible for your disease-of-choice, just leave a comment telling me something you got for Nurse’s Week from your place of employment. If you aren’t a nurse, leave a comment suggesting something nurses SHOULD get for Nurse’s Week. Or what your mother, father, sister, brother, 3rd cousin twice removed or dog’s best friend’s owner got that one time.
One lucky commenter will be chosen at random (which may or may not involve throwing all of your names into a hat and letting my preschooler pick). And, of course, the fine print: this is open to U.S. residents only, please leave a valid e-mail address because that is how we will contact you for your address and choice of toy. The lucky commenter may choose any 5-7 inch plush doll. Although those little petri dishes are really very cute, you are on your own if you want one of those! :)
Any comment made at this time until midnight PST on May 17th, 2011 will be eligible. One comment per person, please.