20 August 2006


Did an unresponsive with a probable subdural and a fall with leg pain...

Then a couple of ALS calls for lets see...fever, fever, ALS request but no ALS skills....yeah.

I actually got away without doing any psychs today, which is extremely unusual.

We ran most of the day. Mostly south of my area.

Our last call was for chest pain. It was at an acute care clinic (that really isn't even open anymore) for a 40-something guy with chest pain. He actually looked like he was in pain. Once we got him in the rig he said, "Good." He didn't speak much English, but we had just given him a nitro, so I assume it worked. He actually started talking in broken English on the way to the hospital. He was laughing a lot, and then he kept saying, "No more tequila, no more margaritas for me." In his Spanish accent. It was pretty funny. We were all laughing by the time we were walking into the ER. He was quite funny, in that drunk-disruptive kind of way. At least he was a happy drunk. The staff at the ER even got a kick out of him.

Good times.

16 August 2006


First call of the day was for a 35 y/o man that got electrocuted. We were called to an occupational health clinic to pick him up. The guy said he was working and hit a live wire that was hooked up to a transformer. The wire carries 100,000 volts of electricity. His partner unplugged his hedge trimmer, which he couldn't let go of because of the electricity. He goes to his boss and tells him what happens. His boss tells him to drive himself up to occ health and take a whiz quiz. So, he does. In the mean time, he has chest pain, dizziness, pain in his arm, etc. He drove almost 25 miles to get to the clinic, sat in the clinic for over an hour before they decided to call us, and then we had to take him. He was still clammy and looked like crap when we took him. That's going to be a nice lawsuit.

We did a priority for shortness of breath, only to find out once we were on scene that they lady was not short of breath, and had no complaints. The RN said she had crackles in her lungs. They were clear and diminished at the bases. She was fine.

We did a BLS return to a nursing home s/p hip fracture.

An ALS transfer for cardiac surgery.

Another priority for hypertension and kidney stones. The lady just screamed the entire time and was actually hypotensive. Nice. By the time we got to the hospital I was screaming with her. (I was driving). I think she actually got a kick out of it.

We just got cancelled off of a chest pain that walked out of a clinic. Hopefully the night won't be too bad :)

08 August 2006

Road Trip

I finally broke down and did it. I made a road trip to Michigan to visit my best friend from high school. It was only about 215 miles; about 2 1/2 hours to get here. Not too shabby. I am having the time of my life so far. We have lots of catching up to do. I did run into a guy from AMR ambulance and they make much more here than I do in Chicago...hmph.

06 August 2006


Another day full of psychs. The only one that really sticks out in my mind was in the afternoon. We were taking her back to a nursing facility. We got to the hospital, and when I checked the room she was supposed to be in, it was empty. One of the docs asked if she could help us with something (unusual, I know) and I asked her if she knew where our patient was. She said that she saw her wandering in the halls for the past couple of hours, and she would look for her. Yeah...she found her. 2 blocks from the hospital! The cops brought her back in and we had an uneventful trip to the nursing facility. Good times.


Today was my day of recovery. Well, it should have been. I thought I would be sick, after last night, but I was actually good to go. I was a lazy bum for most of the day. I worked in the evening. Nothing too good; a 2 year old with trouble breathing and a woman with numbness in her arm.

05 August 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday. I hung out with some friends and had dinner with my mom during the day. Then I went out clubbing with some girls from work. We had an absolute blast. You only turn 21 once you know....

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