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Woken up at 0500 for a guy that couldn't poop

Discussion in 'Did That Just Happen?' started by Tnaemt94, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Tnaemt94

    Tnaemt94 Forum Crew Member

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    I went almost my entire shift without running one call. And then an hour before shift change, this happened.

    My crew was dispatched emergency traffic to a residence early this morning for abdominal pain. Arrived on scene to find a middle aged man kneeled on the floor in pain. He was unemployed and living with his wife, kids, and grandparents in one house. He got up to take a **** and all was good.

    After that we picked up call after call. I mean hey, I got extra hours. But for some reason all my calls just had to come when I was just about to get off work.

    Anyone else experience similar?
     
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  2. escapedcaliFF

    escapedcaliFF Forum Lieutenant

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    Yeah under staffed, under paid, and over worked is pretty much 99 percent of ambulance companies.
     
  3. Ewok Jerky

    Ewok Jerky PA-C

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    Only when I have plans after work.
     
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  4. Generic

    Generic Now in Dolby Digital

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    Welcome to EMS.
     
  5. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy

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    I once got woken up at 0300 for a lady that couldn't reach her water on the nightstand. Cant remember what the call came out as.

    Come to think of it I've transported 3 people in the past 2 weeks that were constipated. Welcome to EMS, where the patients lie and you NEVER get off on time especially when you have plans after shift.
     
  6. Tnaemt94

    Tnaemt94 Forum Crew Member

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    I know right?
     
  7. DEmedic

    DEmedic Baaaa!

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    Call at 0 dark 30 for a woman who was scared.

    Of what, you ask? Nothing in particular. Just a bit nervous and unsettled.

    Upset that PD, fire and medics showed up.

    Went to the hospital for a check up.

    Smh.
     
  8. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    What did she expect when she called 911 o_O?
     
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  9. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    Had a guy call 911 for a bottle of water so he could take his medications.
     
  10. Nova1300

    Nova1300 Forum Lieutenant Premium Member

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    "Assignment to follow, assignment to follow, priority 3 abdominal pain, priority 2 hemorrhage call, and priority 1 toothache with chest pain. All units be advised that mandatory overtime is now in effect until further notice. 3 assignments pending, 1853 hours"
     
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  11. Ewok Jerky

    Ewok Jerky PA-C

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    One time we went to some guys house at 330am because he ran out of antibiotics.

    Another time it took us about 35 minutes to get into the apartment of a caller for unknown medical aid, turns out she had a bad dream, called 911, then went back to bed.
     
  12. chaz90

    chaz90 Community Leader Community Leader

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    Early morning blurred vision in one eye after a contact fell out...
     
  13. Seirende

    Seirende Forum Lieutenant

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    During clinicals, a lady called for help opening her medicine bottle. Since I was a student, the preceptors let me handle the more technical stuff. Our client opened the door, handed the bottle to the first medic, who handed to the second medic, who handed it to me. I opened it, passed it back down the line. The client then told us that she had to get back to a phone call, so I'm afraid we never did get a complete set of vitals.
     
  14. Tnaemt94

    Tnaemt94 Forum Crew Member

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    Haha yea I can see that happening
     
  15. Martyn

    Martyn Forum Asst. Chief

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    Got called for a 4 week old baby that hadn't pooped for 3 days...I think we ought to start a Code Brown thread...
     
  16. squirrel15

    squirrel15 Forum Captain

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    Only if whoever it was that posted it, reposts their bathroom enema story
     
  17. Sam Irion

    Sam Irion Forum Ride Along

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    I got called to a scene at 2:46 for a woman who smelled gas that smelled like dirty underwear, it was very odd listening to the dispatchers in the background laughing while getting our tone.
     
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