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Sunday, October 21, 2007

I hate vomit

We got the call to go to one of the city's many convalescent homes for a visitor that fell. When we got there she had sat in a chair but she had a good size bump on the back of her head and she was nauseous (which can be a sign of bleeding in the brain). I hate vomit. Since we couldn't rule out head or neck damage we place her in a neck collar and strapped her to a backboard. Once we had her loaded onto the gurney she started to throw up. When your head is stuck facing straight up throwing up has to be one of the worst things that can happen. I hate vomit. We quickly grabbed the backboard and rolled her onto her left side so she could toss her lunch. In the back of the ambulance she only threw up twice more and got half of the vomit in the bag. The other half landed on the floor of our rig. I hate vomit.
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