Well… That's the last time that I try and predict what will happen in a night.
For a change it's not me that is injured, but instead my crewmate.
We had just returned to station and as she climbed out of the ambulance her foot caught in a hole between the kerb and a dip in the grass, I looked over and saw her rapidly disappearing from view.
To be brutally honest, both myself and the FRU driver's first action were to… *ahem*… 'make fun' of my crewmate – that was until she told us how badly her ankle hurt. A quick examination under the darkness of night told me that the best place for her would be the A&E department.
So I drove her, in her own ambulance, back to the A&E we had just left.
Our Duty Station Officer met us there, discovered what had happened and left her in my capable hands as he drove off to deal with a crew that had been assaulted.
My crewmate was seen quickly in the A&E (perks of the job you see) and x-rays were taken of her badly swollen ankle – thankfully nothing was broken, although the prognosis is that her recovery will take 2-6 weeks.
I'm going to drive her home, then come back to station and see if Control has found someone to replace her.
Oh well – it was nice having a regular crewmate – if only for a little while…
10 thoughts on “An Unpredictable Random Act Of Reality”
Bloody typical you give someone a nice shiney new crewmate and what do they do?…..Break them!
And they mess up a night of carefully planned blogging too. How does it happen on the very night we expect to see a dozen entires? Is there some rival blogger who's…
Big White Taxi for a twisted ankle, I don't know… 😉
I hope she's beter soon. Please pass on best wishes from the Tube Dude – you may have to explain this one to her.I hope that you wont be to long on your own either, Tom
oh tom now you've done it. I can see the “foot fetish website” message board now: “Hey guys! log on to random acts of reality NOW! there's some hot ambulance chick with her feet out! SWEET…”
hope your crewmates ankle get better sooner then later.give her good wishes.
How is she?Glenda
How is she?Glenda
Unable to weight-bear and tripping out on painkillers at the last message…