Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Mondo writers block combined with a visit from the in-laws for a week makes Elaine not an interesting person. I guess I have ran out of things to say, as I have been almost writing on this blog for a year (gasp!).

Things are going well in the ED lately, for the patients. I still am not getting the crazy shit that seems to be happening every time I'm NOT in the ED.

Also, I think the paramedics are patching in things that are way exaggerated. Now don't get me wrong, I love the paramedics in the area, and I think I have a good relationship with them. But lately things haven't been what they seem...

For example, the SVT we were going to get was treated with adenosine in the field and converted before he arrived. He was hunky dory feeling lovely by the time he got to us.

The crazy psycho guy needing us to greet them at the door with a stretcher walked in without so much as a to-do.

The unconscious we were patched was alert and oriented.

I swear I have this cloud of happy happy sunshine that the patients see that immediately makes them better as soon as they get within 10 feet of the hospital. Ironically, instead of being happy that people are feeling ok and not that abusive, I'm feeling disapointed.

They ARE around, as patients tend to always be misbehaved in the ED, and I come in at change of shift and there's always a story or two about the guy that has been abusive all night. But that guy was calm by the time I see them. What the hell is going on?


FERN-tastic said...

Your luck will change. I was the white cloud when I first started. I never got anything "interesting". Now I'm the one getting mass casuality events when I'm trauma, or I'm 15 people deep in triage for 7 hours.

Enjoy your white cloud status while it lasts!!

miss-elaine-ious said...

I'll do my best but I can't help feeling antsy!

I realize things will change, but I'm also impatient!