“Ambulance 87, take the response. Maplewood Nursing*, on the second, for shortness of breath.” Patrick* and I worked every Tuesday together and had become good friends. He was about my height, but maybe 30% bigger, and he liked to play hockey in his spare time. We lit up and responded out to the Maplewood. NormallyContinue reading “LOOOCY!”

3 A.M.

0300 hours exactly. The call is for a possible allergic reaction. The firemen are already rolling their eyes as we arrive. I’m greeted by a woman with a history of diabetic neuropathy, with attendant foot pain. She tells me she had a cortisone shot in her knee at 1000 the previous day, and she’s afraidContinue reading “3 A.M.”