Thursday, May 24, 2007
Well, his first mistake was driving drunk. His second mistake was crashing his car. His third mistake was spitting on everyone and fighting with the paramedics and with us. His fourth mistake was continuing with the fighting and spitting and writhing around on the board. His fifth mistake was crashing his car in a town without a trauma surgeon. His sixth mistake was sustaining a head injury. His seventh mistake was pissing off the police so much that they decided that after he was treated (wherever that ended up being) he would go to jail for a while. So, perfectly appropriately, he was paralyzed with succinylcholine, was intubated, had an NG tube placed into his stomach, had a nice big foley placed in his ding-dong, and was sent down the road for a complete trauma evaluation. I don't think he was badly hurt but we'll never know. I do know that God protects fools and drunks and this guy was both so the odds are with him.
Posted by 911DOC at Thursday, May 24, 2007