December 12, 2008

Why we do what we do, part deux

Good stuff over at Monkey Girl's place:

About 5 minutes after she got on the gurney, we were preparing to transfer her, because we didn't have anyone on call to take her to the cath lab. (Note to people in my town: don't have an MI on the weekend.)

And then it happened.

She coded.

And it was a sucky code. You know, the kind where there's no suction hooked up. And there's no ambu-bag. And when the doc hollered for something, everyone thought that someone else was going to get it, but no one went and got it.

If she had been 90, we would have just called it. But she wasn't.

She was 40.
Good work, MG. Good work indeed.

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