Only a short post today as I’m answering all the emails and comments that I’ve recently got. So if you’ve emailed me and don’t get a reply sometime today – then I probably didn’t get it.
As a ‘homage’ (Read: Total ripoff) of Memoirs of an Urban Vigilante a City of Heroes player who writes an exceptionally funny blog about the game, I present to you my new City of Heroes (UK, Union Server) character – “The Big White Taxi”.
So called because it is the self appointed nickname for the Ambulance Service.
Thanks Rob, you are way too nice for someone putting together one of the
sickest most interesting weekly mail-outs I know of.
The first job of my last shift was to a “BBA, not breathing”, a ‘BBA’ is a ‘Born Before Arrival’, basically someone has given birth at home and the baby has arrived before the ambulance gets there. The ‘not breathing’ means that…ummm… the baby isn’t breathing.
It’s the sort of job I don’t like doing, dead children are no fun and have a habit of playing on my mind for a day or so.
I got there quick, even though a bus wanted to play ‘chicken’ with me, and I was met by the father outside the house, and he didn’t look that upset – actually he didn’t look upset at all.
I moved as quickly as I can with all my kit into the house (at a fast stroll), and found a crying baby and a relieved looking midwife.
The delivery was planned to be at home, which is why the midwife was there – but cord was around the babies neck, and the delivery kit that the midwife had was missing a few vital supplies (cord clamps if I remember right), the midwife had called us, and then after having a rummage down her bag, had found the claps and delivered the baby.
So, a false alarm – but a happy false alarm at that.
Rumours that I asked the father what the babies date of birth was so I could fill out my paperwork are malicious, and entirely true…