Sunday, May 18, 2008

The System Abuser Chronicles- Part One

Dispatched Priority One for a "diabetic emergency"- on scene we discovered that the patient had been driven by family to the wound care center this morning, where the staff referred the patient to a local hospital, as a direct admission, for treatment of an infection to the right biggie toe. Yes, I do indeed realize this can be a serious complication for a diabetic, but- the family put the patient back in the car, drove 45 minutes back to their home- coming within less than a hundred yards of the hospital- had some lunch, watched part of the hockey game and then- called 911.

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