Monday, March 20, 2006

Bun and Cheese

Day started out with an 11-year-old having chest pain. She had a cold. We took her to the hospital while her mother followed in her car. Not like it hasn't happened before.

Next stop the clinic of a retirement community for a woman with chest pain, a fever and a cough. We took her to the distant hospital where the retirement community's doctor is affiliated.

We were en route to a doctor's office for a thirty-year-old woman with plueritic chest pain, when we were diverted to an unconcious patient on a bus in front of a supermarket. Elderly Jamaican woman with a blood sugar of 30. When we brought her around with some D50, she had no idea how she got where she got. Seems she missed her stop. She didn't want to go to the hospital at all. She had some bun and cheese, a Jamaician specialty, and a banana with her so we had her eat the banana and have some bun and cheese. It was 2:30 in the afternoon and she hadn't eaten since breakfast. She said she'd just catch another bus back to where she lived, which was just across the town line into the city. We ended up just driving her home. We needed to monitor a little longer and recheck her sugar, so it wasn't like we were giving up any available time to drive her. It worked out well and she was very appreciative.

On the way back, we did a minor motor vehicle that ended up as a refusal.