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Thursday, March 6, 2008

"It's 06:00, what's the "o" stand for? Oh, my God, it's early."

So it was at 5 am that the call came in (bonus points if you can name the movie the quote is from). That just means it's earlier. It's the worst time because by the time you are finished with the call it's too late to go back to sleep. The call came in for an ill person. That's dispatcher speak for BS. We arrive to find an 83 year old woman walking towards us from her trailer. She is ready to go to the hospital now. After convincing her that the hose bed would be a little breezy for her she let us in her house. Her only complaint was that a cyst on her thigh had burst. There wasn't any excessive bleeding or any other life threatening problem. In fact, her roommate, who was a nurse, bandaged the open sore. She just wanted to get it checked out and didn't have a car. Her reason for calling us was that everyone else she knew that could take her to the hospital was asleep. So were we! Oh well. She was a nice old lady and at least we were able to help...sort of.
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