Tuesday, July 11, 2006
We fixed him.
Busy Busy Busy...the islands have kept me up all day and all night. Not too many calls, but alot of standbys. Lots of driving around the county. I did however have the cutest kid in the whole damn county in the back of my ambulance. Mom called us at like 0200 for shortness. Her three year old woke up with a pretty nasty sounding cough. Kid had croup, nothing life threating, but that loud, seal bark cough can freak out the most level-headed of parents. It even jarred me for a second before I relized what it was. The kid wasn't very playful in the house, but once out in the truck and post humitified oxygen he was a chatty little thing. We talked about "Cars" and "Madagascar" naming all the characters, we talked about his sisters and brothers. He told me all 6 of thier names, ages and birthdays. Oh and most of his immediate family. He told me all about the trip on the carriages with the horses downtown and his new bicycle. Yeah... its amazing what a little oxygen can do. It really is the best drug we carry on the ambulance. It can turn a three year old into a little chatty-kathy. It fixes most cardiac problems, like PVCs. It can turn a CHFer or asthmatic around in a matter of seconds. It can postpone the effects of shock and even lessen the pain from Migranes. Yep oxygen is ia great little thing, but I do like watching Adenocard work the best.