A very quick post as not only am I on twelve hour shifts, but I also have lots of other things to do as well. Sleep is coming pretty low down in the priorities unfortunately…
Here is my day.
Eight a.m. – Drunk woman on the tube. Coincides nicely with the British Liver Trust report. We were called by the station staff as they had trouble waking her. By the time (three minutes) we got there she was upright and chatty. We left her to make her own way home.
Then a maternataxi, contractions every ten minutes with this being her first baby meant that delivery was probably some way off.
After that we were sent to a call we was right on top of, and 88 year old man who'd been mugged by a teenage girl. Once more we let the police use our ambulance as an interview room. Luckily he wasn't seriously hurt and we drove him home where he is the sole carer of his disabled wife.
Then a patient who had collapsed in an office. Every test came back normal so we were at a loss to explain it. Off to hospital she went.
After that a student who had apparently been hit on the head with a hammer. Usual story of him being beaten by a gang of fifteen people. He wasn't seriously injured and was more intent on talking to his friends on his phone than to us, so we drove him to hospital and let them try to get some story out of him.
Off we went to a nursing home, one of the decent ones, full of people suffering serious dementia. She was in tears because she had abdominal pain yet couldn't explain it properly to us. We were as gentle as we could be getting her down to the ambulance and off to hospital. I gave her a little hug around the shoulders to calm her down which seemed to do the trick.
Finally we went to the 'bog standard' call of a young child having a febrile fit. By the time we reached the hospital he was sitting up and was intent on playing with some of the toys in the paediatric waiting room.
Add in a couple of jobs where we got cancelled on the way to them and you have a fairly uneventful, and pretty easy day.
Hopefully we'll have the same sort of thing tomorrow.