Monday, February 25, 2008

ambulance post

Today's entry from the well-known blog of a UK ambulance driver;

I'm driving on this particular shift, my crewmate is in the back dealing with the patient.

I'm grinding my teeth at the waste.

The patient is almost certainly going to die - he's taken an overdose. The tablets he's taken, and the way he's taken them, mean that parts of his body will start to fail over the next few days. His immediate future is hospital bed, then an ITU bed, then either waiting for a transplant or death. It's too late for any treatment to work on him.

He's not in any pain, he doesn't feel weak, he has no symptoms.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Niniane - so what is your take on this sad and tragic story?

Librarian1968 said...

Wow, what a punch in the stomach.


BTW, Reynolds' "..more about me" blog page has to be one of the best I've seen.

Added to Google-branded RSS reader. Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

how uplifting

Anonymous said...

I've attempted suicide (and failed, obviously). I didn't do any permanent damage to myself. At the time I did it, I genuinely believed to the core of my being that my friends and family would be better off without me. Nothing anyone said or did at the time could convince me otherwise. It's a crazy place to be, and it sucks. That's all.

Anonymous said...

Please don't kill yourself, Niniane! I would be very sad if you did.

Anonymous said...

that last line was horrendous

nOBODY LUVS ME said...

I have had a few friends commit suicide over the years...

Jackasses...

Boo Hoo life is so tuff.

Helps prove Darwin's theory.

Weak pieces of shit.

I did not even go to the funerals.

Fuck Them.

pk, .nl said...

kkk, "nobody luvs me" is a sad being. I have seen once in my life such a being from a close distance, and I say thank You I dont do this anymore.
And as to the suicide, blah scary stuff, have seen it long time ago it sucks. We were worth being called to this planet and we are here just to prove it.

Anonymous said...

Are you on vacation?
Please post - we are having vitamin N deficiency.
Some withdrawal symptoms are manifesting ;)

xoxo
L

Anonymous said...

suicide == FAIL