Sunday, November 27, 2011

Give Me Your Tattered and Torn

In the middle of a barrage of traumas in the E.D. so this will be kind of short.

Certain patients really help to give you some perspective.  I bumped my knee against a 2x4 while cleaning up the chicken coop today, and it was so hard it brought tears to my eyes and now I have a large bruise.  One of my patients fell headfirst down a hill, broke their jaw, wrist and several ribs, AND managed to climb back up the hill to call for help.  Ouch, ouch, and Ouch!

Suddenly my knee doesn't hurt so bad....


2 comments:

That corgi :) said...

Ouch is right, Veronica! That poor patient! Glad though that they were able to climb back up the hill to call for help!

betty

ADB said...

There is always someone worse off - and there's always someone not as badly off as yourself. Hope your patient recovers well.

Guido