Monthly Archives: September 2007

Mommy You’ve Got to Stay

She came in with her mother and her son. Crying a bit, because of the embarassment, she was also raging mad. At him. “I hope they’ve got him in jail by now,” she muttered from underneath the ice pack held against her head. As I entered the room, she smiled at me. A tired, half-crooked smile. The swelling on the…

Connect Four

Four sequential codes in the ER today. Four. One, two, three, four. Two of them were mine. One arrived dead, but was coded just the same…young adult, overdose. At least it wasn’t intentional, said a nurse. Hmm. I think drug abuse is intentional. Sorry, no sympathy, I’ve got other dying patients to see that actually have a chance. ( I…

Rigor Mortis – Undeniable?

The child was dead. I heard it over the radio first. “Not breathing,” said the dispatcher. “The ambulance is on it’s way to the house. The baby is 1 year old.” Crap. “That child is dead,” was my first thought, even though I heard the information second hand. I grabbed my airway card (one of three I carry in my…

Mostly Working

Blogger to WordPress Move.  Check. Transfer images.  Check. Transfer haloscan comments…working Transfer Blogroll…In progress.  Finally I can sort my blogroll by category, and now that I”ve done so, I see that i am sorely missing more biking blogs!  I had a low threshold to not update blogs that were dead, except in cases where the old blog was just fascinating,…

Grand Rounds 3.52

Grand Rounds is up at Six Until Me. Six’s Blog (real name is Kerri Morrone) has been around for awhile, but I just discovered it while browsing the Grand Rounds archives. Check out the post on how the blog got it’s name, it will bring a few tears to your eyes. Enjoy the virtual shopping trip of today’s Grand Rounds!