A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, July 27, 2007

Perspectives

You owe it to yourself to start reading at Matt's blog. Then go to AD's blog. Then Babs.

Bobby never made it to me. Damn. Go read.

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Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

Thanks for the link, Xavier!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Matt G said...

I should very much have liked it if "Bobby" (not his real name) made it to you, Xavier. I never heard whether he fought the mandatory blood draw, but it didn't need to be taken gently. And, with the fact that he was heavily intoxicated and had been in a major accident, he certainly needed a line started, and started hard. The Foley was probably overboard, but hey-- I'm not the medical professional... :)

Oh, and he had a nasty windshield abrasion to his forehead that twinkled with glass and dried blood, the debrasion of which might have been fun. Send out for some EZ Off Oven Cleaner and a wire brush... (okay, now I'm being cruel and unusual, which violates the 8th Amendment.)

4:02 PM  
Blogger Babs RN said...

Matt, that was "Jimmy."

Bobby didn't make it to surgery because SmallTown Hospital doesn't HAVE surgery.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Matt G said...

Damn it. I realized that after I finished typing it, and moved on.

The problem, friends, is that I attached pseudonymns to the principles of the story. It was, I hope y'all understand, a necessity.

And Xavier-- I think I understand, but then again, I don't understand. The boy was circling the drain on arrival. Our greatest hope, frankly, was that some of his organs could be harvested, and that his folks could feel that they got a chance to say goodbye.

Why would you WANT to take that on?

(Probably for the same reason that I've been glad that I caught a sexual assault call-- because I felt like I could give a good response.)

2:03 PM  

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