Eating for England

That phrase took me back about half a year, to a PICU evening handover. “He’s weaning ventilation, PTV 14/5; fluid balance is negative 100ml, urine output 5ml/kg/h”, said the day shift Fellow. “Ahh,” said Pete*, in his heavy Dutch accent, “he is Peeing For Scotland!” I looked up at Pete (he’s about 7 feet tall) and he was beaming, pleased that he had applied this new-found phrase in the prescribed situation.

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