Friday, October 28, 2011
Holes in your neck
We had this lady come in a few nights back that came in via ambulance. They didn’t tell us quite what was going on just that this lady had holes in her neck. They had the bleeding under control but would explain the situation when they got there. Apparently they couldn’t figure out if the patient tried to kill their self or if it was an accident. The patient was drunk as a skunk screaming that she would never hurt herself. That she would just take pills because it would be easier. The lady’s hair was matted with dried blood and the front of her shirt look like she murdered someone. I gloved and gowned up because the patient was trying to get out of bed. Shouting she didn’t need to be here. The Doctor was tied up in another room and I was just accessing the damage. Which didn’t take long since she wouldn’t stay still the washcloth that was covering her neck fell. While she screamed at us the holes in her neck would open and close. Which would cause it to bleed and then stop. Weird and gruesome all at once. If she caused these holes she was pretty talented. I was in weird patterns. After the doctor accessed her apparently she gotten drunk and passed out. On the way down she must have hit something to cause the weird holes. Unfortunately even though she didn’t commit suicide she was home alone with 3 small kids. Not good because this wasn’t the first time. Meaning social services had to be called. It took the doctor about an hour to suture her back up.
***morale of the story if your going to drink yourself unconscious lay in the floor and move the furniture prior to partying.