Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Word of Advice

Today I saw an unrestrained passenger in a car who had been partially ejected through the sun roof. A witness reported seeing her head break through the glass and her head hit the edge of the metal window frame. She was effectively scalped, and there was a dent in the metal sunroof frame from her skull. She is ten years old.

I know you all do, all the time, but BUCKLE UP YOUR KIDS.
Fortunately, she survived and the doctor was able to sew her scalp back to her head, but I have to tell you, she should not be alive based on the damage done to that car by her head.


I got to work and immediately at 6:00 a.m. the pager went off: "BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP chhhhhhhhhhhhhh [radio static] 06 Fox, code 3 call; 06 Fox, code 3." Cardiac arrest, FIRST thing in the morning, he-llo, wake UP people! What a way to start the day, with a dead guy.

Then a hypertensive emergency [as in, a blood pressure of freaking 260/120--dude should be DEAD, but isn't], five SECONDS after clearing from dead guy.

And an 8 month old baby with pneumonia and acute respiratory distress.

And chest pain.
And short of breath.
And car crash.
And a very broken arm.

I worked 15 hours today with very few breaks, and drove almost 2 hours to and from work.
Tired. So, so tired.

xo,
night all

4 comments:

Roboseyo said...

Your rock, Mel. Hang in there.

jenna said...

amen to that, roboseyo

Tonya said...

Still don't know how you have that job. I could NOT do it. You're amazing!

Jen said...

Holy cow. crazy day.