Saturday, January 23, 2010


Over-worked and under-paid.

Tomorrow I do my first overnight. Which happens to be a double as well. It would have been a triple but thankfully I got someone to trade off one of my shifts. I haven't purposefully pulled an all-nighter since sophomore year of college. Ick!!

Today we had a sweet little old lady of 93 years with severe dementia and a shattered pelvis.

The lady's husband (of 67 years) decided that the only way to get his wife from point a to point b was to pick her up by her shirt collar and drag her. During the process he dropped her a few times. Needless to say, that didn't work out in her favor.

When the husband arrived at the hospital behind the ambulance, he proceeded to drive around the parking lot. When he finally made it inside and we asked what he was doing, he stated that he was "driving around trying to figure out where he parked his car." He later forgot why he was even at the hospital.

Oh, and then I had my first ETOH patient. That was fun. :-)

And finally... I am in need of a good book to read. Any suggestions? All are welcome.

Stay safe out there!


Dave Hayes said...

Books....try this?

Michael Morse said...

Sorry I'm late, but you have to read Rescuing Providence!

Good story by the way, poor guy.