Last Battle

…Slumped in a kitchen chair is our patient, an 89-year-old veteran named Joe. Engine 11 has arrived first, and an IV is already established, vital signs taken and high-flow oxygen is being delivered through a nonrebreather. Joe had tried to take a sip of his morning coffee, felt sudden weakness and spilled it all over his crisp white t-shirt. There is obvious facial droop and no strength on his left side when he squeezes my hands…

 

http://www.emsworld.com/article/10821615/stories-from-the-streets-last-battle

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Michael Morse
All the pills
Thank you Lynda, stay safe!
2015-04-24 17:52:41
Lynda Sanders
All the pills
This is the second post I have read by you and I can't wait to read more. You have masterfully described some of the dark aspects and experiences of this profession that are with us forever. ... Well I am definitely a fan :)
2015-04-23 17:03:34
Ed
Twenty
I feel your pain brother. I was down in Mississippi with some of your brothers during Katrina. The same politics down there, suck our futures away up here in our every day jobs. These people have no idea what we go through. The emotional baggage that we carry and store away is a heavy burden…
2015-04-23 14:58:06
Mark Simpson
All the pills
What would you do if she told everyone she ate all the brownies? Could be some serious risk of violence.
2015-04-22 13:21:08
Iman
Catching “the bug.”
It's always refreshing to see someone trying to see our daily routine and to share it to young people should be at least entertaining, I hope. Keep up the good work Mike.
2015-04-17 17:03:39

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