Tuesday, May 18, 2010

EMS Week

Happy EMS Week!

Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who is working in EMS. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. Thank you for doing what you do - I know from doing it myself, that it's not always easy. You are very much appreciated!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I recently celebrated my birthday. And with it came one of the worst days of work yet. Go figure! Hahah.

If only I could just stop thinking, and stop doubting myself and everything I did, I might get some sleep this week.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Had a call this week. It was quite exciting. Though tragic in the end.

I don't feel like I can write about it on here. But I can't get the picture out of my mind.

Anyone else have this problem with some calls?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Question for all you medics out there... if you knew you were going to be working a shift with a brand new EMT, what would you want them to know? If said EMT asked you to show them how to spike a bag and set up the monitor, would you willingly show them or expect them to already know?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dinner Time

Had another code this week. The man was in his late fifties. It happened suddenly at the dinner table as he sat with his wife and two children. Driving away lights and sirens blaring I could still see his family standing in the yard. The two young girls cried while the mother stood motionless, unaware of the cop talking to her.

As we pulled into the ED the patient had a pulse. Thready, but it was there.

A couple hours later we were back in the ED for a discharge. The nurse informed us that the man had not made it.

It wasn't a messy call. The house was well kept. The chicken that they had been eating smelled really good. I couldn't stop thinking about how hungry I was. After the call my partner and I got chinese food.

Is that weird?

Yeah. Sorry for the lack of posting. Been doing a lot of overtime on top of some schedule changes. I don't like the overnights. But they do give me a lot more 911s.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stop time

I had a 96 year old patient today tell me that she prayed I would drop dead. And die a horrible death. Because we were taking her back home. Haha.

Poor thing had such severe dementia. She was strong, though. Seriously. She just about gave my partner a black eye, too, as we transported her from the hospital back to the nursing home.

When we finally arrived at her room, there were pictures all over the wall of her and her husband on their wedding day. She was so young. So beautiful, and full of life. Now she's 96, widowed, and unable to trust anyone. She's convinced that everyone is trying to drug her and steal her money and her dentures. She has one book that she takes with her everywhere but can't see the words to read it anymore.

I don't want to get old.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


So, I've got 4 days off and no idea what to do with all that time. :)