Sunday, July 31, 2011

In the right place: In the Wrong time

*not actual photo
So my family and I were eating at an ice cream outside the ice cream place. While we were eating at the picnic tables an employee from the ice-cream place pulled out into traffic and was rear-ended. Send both cars to ricochet off each other and across on coming traffic. Luckily there was a retired EMT eating in his truck and he saw the commotion to. I checked on the female in one car while he checked on the male in the other car. The one that I check on was in shock but was not hurt. Other than her crying and checking out her car. Found out later she was in a wreck earlier that week too. She couldn’t have been more than 18. Anyway while I was checking on her the guy from the other car was yelling bloody murder. So after assessing and determining that she would live, I ran over to check on the guy. It sounded like the EMT needed help. He was bleeding from his head and his wrist was definitely broke. It wasn’t angled normal anymore. He was screaming at the EMT to do something about the bleeding before he died. Course the EMT told him no offence but I don’t know you or your blood. So I told him to keep his hand there for pressure. I would be right back.
I went back to the ice-cream joint and got their “first aid kit” . Why is that in quotes? Because it was a joke of a kit. I open it at the accident site to find 2x2 to stop the bleeding. It would have to do for the moment. I put on the gloves and then while the EMT was hold his wrist in place I put one on the other hand for him. I told the male to move his had and I replaced it with fluffed up 2x2 and then reapply pressure. The boss from the ice-cream place followed me. She asked what she could do. Since 911 was already called I asked her to find me something bigger than the 2x2 that were in this box. She did and I just placed those over top of the 2x2 that were on the guys head. I asked the EMT would he like the ice bag for the wrist since he was using his hand to help immobilize his injury. He ask me why? Omg. Without a beat I replied to help with that swelling that was happening to the guys wrist.. Oh that might be a good idea….good grief ya think? ICE BAG was a joke by the way because it was almost the size of the 2 x2 dressings. SHEESH. who makes these first aid kits the smurfs?
2364448Next the cops show up and tell us that the ambulance will be here shortly. The EMT asked who they called. Apparently the crew from a town up. WTH? Considering there were 2 crews in this town. It was forever before they showed up. In fact the tow truck had removed the girls car already. 10 mins after that the ambulance arrived and right behind them was the 2nd tow truck. How sad is that? Well that would have really sucked if we had to do CPR that entire time. Even the EMT guy had to agree on that.

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