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.

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