Monday, July 17, 2006


At the risk of jinxing myself, it has been a slow stretch in a rather slow year for me, despite working as often as I do. I've had some challenging calls, but not many. I've only done two codes in six months. That's the fewest I've ever had in such a stretch. I've had many days in the past where I have done two in a day.

Its not that I am necessarily complaining. It was hot today 102 degrees. I spent most of it in the air-conditioned base.

Today I did two calls -- an abdominal pain and a man living in filth who was alert and oriented and did not want to go to the hospital. His daughter, who hadn't seen him in four years was the one who called for the ambulance. The police ended up calling in the health department and social services.