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Medical consultations. Sample containing about 1142 words speech recorded in public context

6 speakers recorded by respondent number C284

PS1YG Ag5 m (No name, age 60, general practitioner) unspecified
PS1YH X f (No name, age unknown) unspecified
PS1YJ X m (Pete, age unknown) unspecified
PS1YK X f (No name, age unknown, child) unspecified
H4HPSUNK (respondent W0000) X u (Unknown speaker, age unknown) other
H4HPSUGP (respondent W000M) X u (Group of unknown speakers, age unknown) other

1 recordings

  1. Tape 090907 recorded on 1993-04-13. LocationStrathclyde: Glasgow ( doctor's surgery ) Activity: medical consultation

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(PS1YG) [1] Come in.
[2] ... Hello.
[3] Oh.
[4] Now then.
[5] What's the trouble today?
(PS1YH) [6] Oh.
Pete (PS1YJ) [7] The whole family I'm afraid but er
(PS1YG) [8] Out of the way.
[9] Out of the way.
Pete (PS1YJ) [10] Sit over there by the [...] .
[11] That stomach of hers is causing her er diarrhoea and sickness
(PS1YG) [12] [...] right.
Pete (PS1YJ) [13] and erm she's had it for a couple of days but we thought she was getting over it this morning.
[14] Basically she's been giving her Diarralite
(PS1YG) [...]
Pete (PS1YJ) [15] And now she's I mean she's
(PS1YH) [16] She can't even keep water down Doctor so she's certainly not gonna keep that down.
(PS1YG) [17] Right.
(PS1YK) [...] [...]
(PS1YH) [18] Cos she's had it since Wednesday.
Pete (PS1YJ) [19] What [...] the Doctor.
(PS1YG) [20] Hello.
[21] [...] hello?
Pete (PS1YJ) [22] [...] the Doctor.
(PS1YG) [23] Has your dad not been
(PS1YH) [24] She's
(PS1YG) [25] well either? ...
Pete (PS1YJ) [26] No.
[27] But I recover quickly that's all.
(PS1YH) [28] I've had it bad.
[29] I've got out me bed to come up here.
(PS1YG) [30] Mm.
[31] Right.
[32] Let's have a look at your tummy to see what you've [...] poor
(PS1YH) [...]
(PS1YG) [33] old tummy.
(PS1YK) [crying]
(PS1YH) [34] She's very erm
(PS1YG) [...]
(PS1YH) [35] fractious. [...]
(PS1YG) [36] I think she's [...] .
(PS1YK) [crying]
Pete (PS1YJ) [37] You're alright darling.
(PS1YG) [38] When er just before she's sick
(PS1YH) [39] It's pains in her stomach.
Pete (PS1YJ) [40] She's [...] [...] I mean obviously er erm [...] I mean she's com complaining of a sore tummy.
[41] She's able to [...] but
(PS1YH) [42] But she's not had the diarrhoea and I have.
Pete (PS1YJ) [43] Oh no.
[44] Thank goodness.
[45] Well I didn't get diarrhoea with it [...] I just got sickness.
(PS1YG) [46] She's gonna get the diarrhoea.
(PS1YH) [47] Really?
(PS1YG) [48] Yeah.
[49] She's sore round here. ...
(PS1YH) [50] She screams when she's sick.
(PS1YG) [51] Mm. ...
(PS1YK) [...]
(PS1YH) [52] I know the feeling.
(PS1YG) [53] Mm.
[54] ... She's ... .
[55] yeah but she's, she's going to, she's gonna have diarrhoea because you can feel [...]
(PS1YH) [56] Mm.
[57] I think that's what wrong.
[58] She's not been.
(PS1YG) [59] and nothing, nothing coming through.
[60] Right.
[61] ... Oh.
[62] Er she can't keep the Diarralite down?
(PS1YH) [63] She's not keeping anything down.
(PS1YG) [64] Right. ...
(PS1YH) [65] Mm.
(PS1YG) [66] She's what a year and a half now?
(PS1YH) [67] She's just under two Doctor.
(PS1YG) [68] She's just t coming up two [...] . ...
(PS1YK) [...]
(PS1YH) [69] How long's this gonna last?
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [sigh] ...
(PS1YG) [70] This?
[71] Not much longer.
[72] ... Now do you have any er ice lollies?
(PS1YH) [73] No.
(PS1YG) [74] Any ice-cream?
Pete (PS1YJ) [75] Yeah we have.
[76] Yeah.
(PS1YH) [77] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [78] Right.
[79] Teaspoonful of ice-cream and just p have you any, anything that y you can dip it in?
Pete (PS1YJ) [80] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [81] And just dip it in and let her suck it.
[82] Don't let her take any great amount of it.
[83] Just a little with her tongue.
Pete (PS1YJ) [84] Mhm.
(PS1YG) [85] Just to give her stomach something to work on
(PS1YH) [86] Mhm.
Pete (PS1YJ) [87] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [88] without overloading it cos
(PS1YH) [89] Mm.
(PS1YG) [90] if you overload it, you'll get it all back.
(PS1YH) [91] Mm.
Pete (PS1YJ) [92] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [93] A small amount table jelly ice-cream, ice lolly.
Pete (PS1YJ) [94] Anything like that [...] .
(PS1YG) [95] Anything like that.
(PS1YH) [96] Mhm.
Pete (PS1YJ) [97] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [98] Anything you can break up, and just give
(PS1YH) [99] Aye.
(PS1YG) [100] her a very small amount.
[101] Same with yourself.
[102] ... Just a very very small amount.
[103] Just take it just let it melt in your mouth.
[104] You don't, don't need to take i enough to have a mouthful or anything.
(PS1YH) [105] Mhm.
(PS1YG) [106] Just a, don't go buying Lucozade, don't go buying
(PS1YH) [107] Mm.
(PS1YG) [108] anything like that. ...
(PS1YH) [109] Mm.
(PS1YG) [110] Cos it won't make any difference.
[111] There's nothing
(PS1YH) [...]
(PS1YG) [112] in there that there isn't in straight lemonade.
Pete (PS1YJ) [113] Yeah.
(PS1YH) [114] Mhm.
(PS1YG) [115] Right.
[116] Er every now and again a wee sugar cube.
[117] Open her mouth and just let her suck it.
(PS1YH) [118] Give her a bit of energy.
(PS1YG) [119] [...] Yeah.
[120] Build up her strength.
[121] Build up her strength.
[122] But just anything cold anything goes down very easily.
(PS1YH) [123] Aha.
(PS1YG) [124] Just take it they don't have any problem with it.
(PS1YK) [...]
(PS1YH) [125] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [126] [...] a small teaspoonful of this stuff
(PS1YH) [127] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [128] just in the corner of her mouth.
[129] Don't force it down, just in the corner of her mouth.
[130] She'll swallow that down nice and gently and it'll coat her tummy and it will gradually work its way through into the bowel and quieten them down as well.
(PS1YH) [131] Is this the medicine you're giving her?
(PS1YG) [132] Yes.
[133] Yes.
[134] ... Ju as long as you don't overload her.
[135] This is
(PS1YH) [136] Aha.
(PS1YG) [137] this is the one thing that
(PS1YH) [...]
(PS1YG) [138] her system can't stand.
(PS1YH) [139] It's when they retch er
(PS1YG) [140] That's right.
[141] They try to empty what it is in their stomach and it
(PS1YH) [142] Right.
(PS1YG) [143] just comes out.
(PS1YH) [144] That's what I was doing last night.
(PS1YG) [145] Yeah.
[146] Well ... just out to the shop and get some ice-cream or make a table jelly when you go home.
(PS1YH) [147] Mhm.
(PS1YG) [148] And just have a little of it every half hour?
[149] Every hour?
[150] If you feel like it.
(PS1YH) [151] Aha.
(PS1YG) [152] It doesn't matter what the flavour is whether it's strawberry, orange anything.
(PS1YH) [153] Okay.
(PS1YG) [154] Er quite a good thing is this er sorbet stuff.
(PS1YH) [155] Yeah.
[156] Mhm.
(PS1YG) [157] It's nice is that.
[158] It has a tang, so that youngsters particularly, quite, quite like the taste of it because they don't taste anything all their taste buds
(PS1YH) [159] Mm.
(PS1YG) [160] [...] if you look at her tongue.
[161] Pure white.
(PS1YH) [162] Mm.
(PS1YG) [163] Her taste buds are all covered.
[164] Can't taste anything.
(PS1YH) [165] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [166] But if you can get them with just a, an orange or a lemon sorbet.
[167] Just a wee drop of that instead of the ice-cream
(PS1YH) [168] Mhm.
(PS1YG) [169] they can taste it.
(PS1YH) [170] Mhm.
Pete (PS1YJ) [171] Yeah.
[172] She hasn't been eating and that's unusual
(PS1YG) [173] No.
Pete (PS1YJ) [174] for her.
(PS1YG) [175] No.
[176] Aye.
[177] No.
[178] They they
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [...]
(PS1YG) [179] they don't [...] .
Pete (PS1YJ) [...]
(PS1YH) [180] [...] this, this, this bug we've got it's causing the pains?
(PS1YG) [181] Yes.
[182] Oh aye.
[183] Gives, gives her the cramps all the way across here.
(PS1YH) [184] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [185] All the way across here.
(PS1YH) [186] That's it.
(PS1YG) [...]
(PS1YH) [187] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [...] [...]
(PS1YH) [188] Mhm.
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [...]
(PS1YG) [189] that's why there's two or three minutes and then sick.
(PS1YH) [190] Aye.
[191] That's what I had last
(PS1YG) [192] Or we have diarrhoea.
(PS1YH) [193] night.
(PS1YG) [194] Yeah.
Pete (PS1YJ) [195] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [196] Aye.
[197] We either have, we either have sickness or we have diarrhoea or [...] .
(PS1YH) [198] I had both.
(PS1YG) [199] Yeah. [...] [laughing] [...] [] .
Pete (PS1YJ) [laugh]
(PS1YH) [200] Well I'm, I'm the only one actually.
[201] I've had both.
(PS1YG) [202] Yeah.
[203] Aye. [...]
Pete (PS1YJ) [204] We maybe jus just haven't got it severe cos you've just had that operation [...] .
(PS1YH) [205] I've just come out of hospital.
(PS1YG) [206] What have you been doing?
(PS1YH) [207] I had a prolapse bad.
[208] ... So the retching was worrying me a bit.
(PS1YG) [209] Well [laughing] [...] []
(PS1YH) [210] Cos I've still got stitches.
(PS1YG) [211] [laughing] You get started on, on the ice-cream [] and the
Pete (PS1YJ) [212] I was just coming up to Scotland for a holiday [...] .
(PS1YH) [213] I'm not coming here any more.
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [laugh]
(PS1YH) [214] What with the weather and this I'm going home
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [...]
(PS1YH) [215] again.
(PS1YG) [216] I'll tell you the weather down south is just as bad. [laugh]
(PS1YH) [217] I know.
[218] We left it didn't we?
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [...]
(PS1YG) [laugh] [...]
(PS1YH) [219] Right.
[220] And
(PS1YG) [221] I was listening to the radio when I was out in the car this morning and it's coming down
Pete (PS1YJ) [222] Same over it's just coming across the country isn't it?
(PS1YG) [223] It is.
(PS1YH) [224] If she gets any worse Doctor?
(PS1YG) [225] No she won't.
(PS1YH) [226] No.
(PS1YG) [227] No problem.
Pete (PS1YJ) [228] You think it's this bug?
(PS1YG) [229] No problem.
[230] Yeah.
[231] Aye.
[232] And if you give her, just stick her to small amounts for the next couple of days
(PS1YH) [233] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [234] and [whispering] [...] [] [...]
(PS1YH) [235] Okay.
(PS1YG) [236] Yeah.
[237] Don't, don't force her that's the big secret
(PS1YH) [238] Yeah.
(PS1YG) [239] because if you force them at all, [whispering] it doesn't work [] .
(PS1YH) [240] Thanks very much Doctor.
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [241] There's that.
Pete (PS1YJ) [242] Right.
[243] Thank you very much.
(PS1YH) [244] You'd best carry her then Pete.
(PS1YG) [245] No problem.
(PS1YH) [246] Thank you.
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [...]
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [247] Bye bye.
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [248] Bye bye.
(PS1YG) [249] Bye bye.
Pete (PS1YJ) [250] [...] she's [...] [...]
(PS1YH) [251] Bye.
Pete (PS1YJ) [...]
(PS1YH) [252] Thanks a lot.
(PS1YG) [253] Okay.
(PS1YH) [254] Bye.
Unknown speaker (H4HPSUNK) [...]
(PS1YG) [255] Bye now.