Thanks for the replies all. And lol, if it had my youngster then I can imagine the vet may have needed a drink after Hahaha, this guy is a doll for the vet.
And SonnysMom, that's exactly why I asked here. Just quicker. My vet is great and always happy to answer questions however, being a great vet, she's also usually very busy so just didn't want to bother her with something that I figured was a simple question.
And there is
QAR: Quiet, alert, responisve
ADR: Ain't doing right. Though that is usually an owner complaint, not a DVM comment
ATH: Adimt to hospital
NSF: No significant findings
WNL:within normal limits
CRI: Continuous rate infusion
And on, and on. We have way too much to write in records so we all abreviate. Some more than others. :-)
PEARL - pupils equal and reactive to light
ETOH - alcohol, as in "suspect ETOH was a factor in the accident."
AOX3 - alert and oriented times 3, person, time and place.
GOMER - a person that the ER doesn't really want to treat, for a variety of reasons. Stands for "Get out of my emergency room."
"bad off sick" this is actually a legitimate emergency medical term to describe someone who is sick, rather than injured, but needs emergency care. A 70 year old who has had puking flu for three days, can't keep food down, and is now dehydrated and disoriented from the dehydration can properly be described to the triage nurse as "bad off sick"
And .... DRT, an abbreviation that's the logical extension of DOA, dead on arrival. A DRT is "dead right there", injuries so catastrophic that even the EMT can make the call.